Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Vernonia cinerea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H.Rob.
  • Common name : Ash Fleabane
  • Vernacular name : Sahadevi, Sadodi, Daudotpala (Hin.); Sahadevi, Karehindi (Kan.); Sirusengalaneer (Tam.); Gariti kamini, Gariti kamma, Sahadevi chettu (Tel.); Badi poksunga, Poka sungo (Ori.); Sahadevi (San.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40196
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 27/09/10
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Foothills of Deciduous Forest
  • Key identification features : A perennial slender hairy herb with simple leaves. Flowers are tiny in compact teminal inflorescences. Fruits are tiny achenes.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Comments : In plains up to 1000 m. Sometimes a weed of wastelands and fallow fields. Also an aggressive colonizer.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; 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=Vernonia cinerea. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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