Elephantopus scaber L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elephantopus scaber L.
  • Common name : Prickly leaved Elephant's foot
  • Vernacular name : Gobhi (Hindi); Hakkarike, Nela mucchilu (Kannada); Manjur chendi, Hasti kalaka (Telugu); Tutamuli, Tatmuli, Meghuchuria, Mayur chandrika, Mayur chulia, Dasti gatcho, Amtuliya, Chhota-rasna (Oria); Hasthi padi, Gojihva, Mayura shika (Sanskrit); Aanayadi, Aanachuvadi, Koonjirikka, Ottaveran, Thomunji (Malayalam); Hasthapadi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Moist deciduous forests, also in plains near moist places
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Chikkamagaluru district, Belagavi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • World Distribution : Sri Lanka to Himalayas, Myanmar, Indo-China, China, Malay peninsula, Australia, Malaysia, Tropical 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; 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; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri district; Rao & Razi, 1981 - A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Elephantopus scaber. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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