Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Cyathula prostrata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
  • Common name : Small pricky chaff-flower plant
  • Vernacular name : Lal chirchita, Lal chichinda (Hin.); Kempu uttarani (Kan.); Raktapamargah (San.)
  • Key identification features : A slender herb, prostrate below, rooting at the nodes with branches ascending. Leaves opposite, rhomboid-ovate to elliptic, acute at apex, cuneate at base. Spikes terminal on the stem and branches up to 30 cm. Flowers pale-violet. Perianth-segments 5, free, up to 3 mm long. Urticle ovoid, indehiscent.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Comments : Occasional in moist places in hills.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Dhenkanal district, Ganjam district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Wide spread in tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. prostrata. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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