Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis

 
  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (NETTLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Urticaceae
  • Species : Girardinia diversifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis
  • Vernacular name : Alla, Avwa, Bichua (Hin.); Vrischika (San.)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Comments : Often on hills to 1000 m, near wastelands, habitations etc. Occasional in clumps. Tender bristles on the plant are often stinging and cause skin irritation.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Chittoor district, Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalaya, Myanamar, China, Malesia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Girardinia diversifolia. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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