Gomphrena globosa L.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Gomphrena globosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gomphrena globosa L.
  • Common name : Globe Amaranth, Bachelor's Button
  • Vernacular name : Umi gonde (Kan.); Vaadaamalligai (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : An erect or decumbent branched herb with appressed hairs, leaves subsessile, oblong to elliptic or obovate. Inflorescence sessile above the uppermost pairs of leaves, globose or depressed-globose. Urticle oblong-ovoid.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Often cultivated in gardens and often as an escape up to 800 m on hills..
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Warmer regions of the 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=Gomphrena globosa. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.



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