Sphaeranthus indicus L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Sphaeranthus indicus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphaeranthus indicus L.
  • Common name : East-Indian Globe Thistle
  • Vernacular name : Mundi, Gorakh mundi (Hin.); Gadde karande, Moodugattina gida (Kan.); Kottaikaranthai, Mottai pappaathi (Tam.); Bodda tarupu, Bodda soramu (Tel.); Buikadam, Bhuin kadamba, Boka shungi, Poka sungo, Gurak mundi, Hata mundi, Hala mundi, Mundika, Gudur kucha, Murisa (Ori.); Mundi (San.)
  • Key identification features : An erect aromatic herb; stems 4-winged. Heads terminal, florets purple.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Comments : On plains to 500 m in fallow fields in clayey soil and moist places.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Malesia, Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; 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.
  • 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 indicus. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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