Gnaphalium polycaulon Persoon

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gnaphalium polycaulon Pers.
  • Common name : Ash herb
  • Vernacular name : Saambapachchai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wet places
  • Comments / notes : On hills as a weed of cultivation. Sometimes abundant in fallow fields, in clayey soil.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Madurai district, Dharmapuri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Karur district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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; 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=Gnaphalium polycaulon. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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