Alternanthera paronychioides A.St. Hil.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Alternanthera paronychioides
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alternanthera paronychioides A.St.-Hil.
  • Common name : Smooth Joy Weed
  • Key identification features : A prostrate herb with slender spreading branches; nodes cottony-white and woolly. Leaves are simple, opposite, ovate and cuneate at base. Inflorescence is a white capitate head. Fruit is compressed.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Occasional on plains in low-lying moist ground, often by stream banks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Old & New World
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Alternanthera paronychioides. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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