Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) King & Robinson

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Basionym : Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng.
  • Synonym(s) : Eupatorium glandulosum Kunth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
  • Common name : Sticky snakeroot, Crofton weed
  • Vernacular name : Neelagiri, Thravada (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Often in wasteland as a gregarious weed
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bagalkot district, Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chamarajanagar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chikkaballapur district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Gadag district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Haveri district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Koppal district, Mandya district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Ramanagara district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Yadgir district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : Central America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. adenophora. Downloaded on 28 January 2020.

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