Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Vernonia anthelmintica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Baccharoides anthelmintica (L.) Moench
  • Common name : Purple Fleabane
  • Vernacular name : Kalijeera, Somraj (Hin.); Kaattucheeragam (Tam.); Adavijilakara (Tel.); Aranyajeerka (San.)
  • Key identification features : An erect stout herb; stems striate, pubescent. Heads sub-corrymbose or solitary, terminal, homogamous and are purplish. Pappus biseriate with persistant scales. Achenes oblong or narrowly obovate.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Comments : On hills up to 750 m, fallow fields and wastelands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Salem district, Vellore district, Kanchipuram district (Tamil Nadu State); Chittoor district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kalahandi district, Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Himalaya, Laos
  • 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. anthelmintica. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.


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