Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Kukurbanda, Kukrondha, Kukranda (Hindi); Thaevuppula (Tamil); Korupoganu (Telugu); Pokasunga (Oria); Kukurandru (Sanskrit); Kukkura-chedi, Rakila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 1000m, in wasteland, fallow fields, dry deciduous forests; also in the plains. Locally abundant (Mattew)
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Common weed
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Indo-China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia to Australia and Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Blumea lacera. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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