Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Chromolaena odorata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
  • Vernacular name : Kampu rodda (Tel.); Rukusi, Phulgandhuri, Gandhuri, Pokasunga (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : An erect undershrub. Leaves opposite and palmately veined. Heads are in corrymbose panicles and homogamous. Florets bisexual. Achenes angular. Pappus hairs are one seriate.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Native : America
  • Comments : Occasional on hills slopes from 500-1000 m. A very aggressive colonizer and invader of wastelands and forest clearings.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : America; Naturalized 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Naidu, M.T, O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Vascular plant diversity in the sacred grove of Modapalli in Viskhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7683-7690
  • 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=Chromolaena odorata. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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