Sphaeranthus africanus L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Sphaeranthus africanus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphaeranthus africanus L.
  • Key identification features : An aromatic herb. Leaves oblanceolate or obovate. Stems branched. 3-4 winged, wings entire or distantly denticulate. Heads heterogamous with florets white.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Occasional in open moist places, amongst grasses.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kendrapada district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Africa through Asia and Australia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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=Sphaeranthus africanus. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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