Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Blainvillea acmella
  • Basionym : Verbesina acmella L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson
  • Common name : Spot-me Flowers
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39550
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 12/09/10
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : An annual stout herb. Stem is grooved. Leaves opposite, crenate and palmately veined. Heads solitary, heterogamous; florets white turning yellow. Achenes either trigonous or flat, pappus is absent.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Comments : Often on plains and hill forests by waysides to about 1100 m, often a weed of wastelands, fallow fields
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Vilipuram district, Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Horsley Hills (Chittoor district), Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Visakhapatnam district, Salur forest (Srikakulam district), Rampa Hills (East Godavari district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Guntur district, West Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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; 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=Blainvillea acmella. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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