Cosmos caudatus Kunth

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Cosmos caudatus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cosmos caudatus Kunth
  • Key identification features : An erect herb. Leaves bipinnatisect or tripinnatisect, puberulous and sessile-glandular. Heads yellow. Ray florets are violet-rose coloured.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Central America & West Indies
  • Comments : On hills above 900 m, usually cultivated in gardens, sometimes as an escape in fallow fields.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Central America, Caribbean; Introoduced in the Old World tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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. caudatus. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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