Epaltes divaricata (L.) Cass.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Epaltes divaricata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Epaltes divaricata (L.) Cass.
  • Key identification features : Stem 3-4-winged. Heads heterogamous, florets purple in colour.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Comments : Plains especially towards the coast. Gregarious in low-lying ground by river banks in clayey soil.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Dharmapuri district, Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Tiruvannamalai district, West Godavari district (Tamil Nadu State); Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Angul district, Puri district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : China, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Java
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Epaltes divaricata. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.



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