Pentanema cernuum (Dalzell) Ling

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Basionym : Vicoa cernua Dalzell
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pentanema cernuum (Dalzell) Ling
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Common along forest margins; occasional on open hillslopes and grasslands
  • Key identification features : Upper leaves sessile or nearly so, margins crenate-serrate, sparsely hairy. Heads 1-2 cms long, drooping on filiform peduncles, yellow. Achenes oblong, sparsely hairy
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district, Bargarh district
  • World Distribution : South Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Pentanema cernuum. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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