Acanthospermum hispidum DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Acanthospermum hispidum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
  • Common name : Bristly Starbur, Horn Spine
  • Vernacular name : Kaanthi (Hin.); Kadle mullu (Kan.); Kombumul, Mullichedi (Tam.); Gokhura (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A common herb with opposite coarsely serrate, hairy leaves. Flowers are tiny (less than 1 cm.), both tubular and ray flowers in a head inflorescence. Fruit is a small, compressed, bristly nut.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : South America
  • Comments : On plains to 1300 m, sometimes a gregarious weed of wastelands and an aggressive colonizer.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : South America; Introduced in tropics
  • 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 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Acanthospermum hispidum. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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