Sigesbeckia orientalis L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sigesbeckia orientalis L.
  • Common name : Sigesbeckia
  • Vernacular name : Antuhoovina gida (Kannada); Ottadai, Vellaikaranchedi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On hills above 900m in wastelands, also in dry and moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : Old & New World tropics
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; .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.
  • 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=Sigesbeckia orientalis. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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