Bidens pilosa L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bidens pilosa L.
  • Vernacular name : Magha latenga (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m. Gregarious weed of fallow lands and an aggressive colonizer.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bidens pilosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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