Cosmos caudatus H.B.Kunth

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cosmos caudatus Kunth
  • Common name : Garden cosmos
  • Vernacular name : Akash-vendi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m as a garden escape and sometimes in fallow fields; In moist deciduous forests and in plains
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Ganjam district
  • Native : Central America
  • World Distribution : West Indies, Central America, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, India, Philippines
  • 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; 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=Cosmos caudatus. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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