Lagascea mollis Cav.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Lagascea mollis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lagascea mollis Cav.
  • Common name : American Soft-head
  • Key identification features : A procumbent pubescent herb. Leaves opposite, palmately veined. Heads single-flowered aggregated into one compact head, homogamous, subtended by foliar bracts. Florets white and bisexual. Achenes black and angled. Pappus forms a fimbriate cup.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : On plains in fallow fields and wet places of the forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical America; India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. mollis. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.


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