Glossocardia bosvallia (L.f.) DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Glossocardia bosvallia (L.f.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Seri (Hindi); Pittapadha (Kannada); Parapalanamu (Telugu); Phattar-Suva (Sanskrit); Phattarsuva (Marathi); Parapalanam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On floor of scrub jungles, stream banks or in poor gravelly ground to 1000m. Occassional in clumps.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Bhadrak district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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=Glossocardia bosvallia. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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