Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Wedelia chinensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphagneticola calendulacea (L.) Pruski
  • Vernacular name : Pitabhrang, Pilabhangra, Bhangra, Bhanra (Hin.); Gargari (Kan.); Pitabhrangaraja, Pitabhranga (San.)
  • Key identification features : A procumbent herb, rooting at nodes. Leaves are simple, opposite, spathulate-oblanceolate. Heads are solitary, yellow, heterogamous. Ray florets few, 3-lobed, disc florests cylindric, glabrous, 5-lobed.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Occasional by marsh and moist soil and on hill slopes above 900 m.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Srikakulam district, Araku Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district) (Tamil Nadu State); Ganjam district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Kendrapada district, Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, China, Malaysia, Japan
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Wedelia chinensis. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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