Blumea virens Wall. ex DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Blumea virens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blumea virens DC.
  • Vernacular name : Pokasunga (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : An erect herb to sub-shrub; stem glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Heads numerous in lax terminal, yellow in colour.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Comments : Occasional on hills above 900 m in fallow fields and in disturbed places of the forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Simhachalam Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Kurnool district, Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district), Gandamardhan Hills (Bargarh district), Koraput district, Dhenkanal district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India), Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Malesia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Blumea virens. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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