Sonchus wightianus DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sonchus wightianus DC.
  • Common name : Corn Sow Thistle
  • Vernacular name : Sahadevi bari (Hindi); Nalla tapata, Jungli Tamaku (Telugu); Bano sorisho (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m,a weed of cultivation, fallow fields, shola forests etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
  • World Distribution : Asia
  • 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; 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=Sonchus wightianus. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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