Centipeda minima (L.) A.Br. & Asch.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Synonym(s) : Centipeda orbicularis Lour.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Centipeda minima (L.) A.Braun & Asch
  • Common name : Sneeze Wort, Spreading Sneeze Weed, Sneeize-wort
  • Vernacular name : Nakchikini, Pochitti, Nagdowana (Hindi); Chikkana (Sanskrit); Nakchika (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Ganjam district, Keonjhar district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Namakkal district
  • Native : Africa, Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : Africa, Australia, Tropical Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Bangalore; 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=Centipeda minima. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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