Glossocardia bosvallia (L.f.) DC.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Glossocardia bosvallia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Glossocardia bosvallia (L.f.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Seri (Hin.); Pittapadha (Kan.); Parapalanamu (Tel.); Phattar-Suva (San.)
  • Key identification features : A small annual herb, branched from the base; branches grooved. Leaves are alternate and much dissected. Inflorescences (about 1.5 cm) are terminal or axillary heads on slender peduncles with ray and disc flowers.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On floor of scrub jungles, stream banks or in poor gravelly ground to 1000 m. Occassional in clumps.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Sathanur Forest, Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot), Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram district (Tamil Nadu State); Kadapa district, Guntur district (Andhra Pradesh State); Badrak district, Kalahandi district, Sambalpur district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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. bosvallia. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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