Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson
  • Common name : Spot-me Flowers
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Waysides, waste places, Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 1100m,Dry deciduous forests, often a weed of wasteland.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 12/09/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39550
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram RF, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, Guntur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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 Similipahar (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; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Blainvillea acmella. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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