Bidens pilosa L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Bidens pilosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bidens pilosa L.
  • Vernacular name : Magha latenga (Ori.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On hills above 1000 m. Gregarious weed of fallow lands and an aggressive colonizer.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Anantagiri Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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=Bidens pilosa. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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