Amaranthus viridis L.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Amaranthus viridis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthus viridis L.
  • Common name : Wild Amaranth
  • Vernacular name : Jungli Chaulai (Hin.); Chelakeerae soppu, Chilkere soppu (Kan.); Kuppaikkerai (Tam.); Chilaka Thotakura (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : An erect herb; leaves ovate or deltoid. Flowers green, in slender axillary or terminal branched spikes. Seeds are black and shiny.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Comments : Often on plains to 1500 m, in wastelands, arable fields and a weed of cultivation.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • 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.; Naidu, M.T, O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Vascular plant diversity in the sacred grove of Modapalli in Viskhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7683-7690
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. viridis. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.


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