Chenopodium ambrosioides L.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Chenopodium ambrosioides
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
  • Common name : Mexican Tea
  • Vernacular name : Pulukkollichedi (Tam.); Kandriphal (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : An erect branched, aromatic, bushy herb. Leaves are simple, alternate, with a sinuate leaf margin. Flowers are minute, inconspicuous, greenish, in axillary or terminal closed bunches.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : On hills to 1400 m, as a weed of cultivation, often gregarious near habitations.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kalahandi district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical America; Widely introduced in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). 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. ambrosioides. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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