Galinsoga parviflora Cav.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
  • Common name : Gallant soldier, Smooth galinsoga, Quick Weed
  • Vernacular name : Mukuthipoovu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wastelands, dry deciduous forests and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1200m. Sometimes a gregarious weed of cultivation, abundant in unweeded gardens, drainages, shady and moist places.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Collection Locality : Shigegudda, Hassan District
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Namakkal district
  • Native : Tropical south America
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • 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=Galinsoga parviflora. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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