Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex Wight

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Emilia sonchifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC.
  • Common name : Pink Emilia
  • Vernacular name : Hirankuri (Hin.); Sarkara (Ori.); Shashashrutih (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-75
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.
  • Collection Date : 13/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Jamunamarthur, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Open-deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A diffuse annual herb. Leaves are simple, auriculate at base, obovate with toothed margin. Flower heads small, in clusters on long stalk and are pink. Cypsela are slender, ribbed, brown with white coma.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Comments : On plains to 1300 m, in moist places like bunds and paddy fields.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Srikakulam district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Kalahandi district, Koraput district, Ganjam district, Brooks Hills (Sambalpur district), Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-tropical Asia & Africa; Introduced in America
  • 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 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=Emilia sonchifolia. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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