Sphaeranthus indicus L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphaeranthus indicus L.
  • Common name : East-Indian Globe Thistle, Indian globe flower
  • Vernacular name : Mundi, Gorakh mundi (Hindi); Gadde karande, Moodugattina gida (Kannada); Kottaikaranthai, Mottai pappaatthi (Tamil); Bodda tarupu, Bodda soramu (Telugu); Buikadam, Bhuin kadamba, Boka shungi, Poka sungo, Gurak mundi, Hata mundi, Hala mundi, Mundika, Gudur kucha, Murisa (Oria); Mundi (Sanskrit); Adakkyamaniyan, Mangachedim Meeranganni, Mundari-Mundi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wet places
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 500m in fallow fields in clayey soil and lake shores
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Australia, Africa
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
  • 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=Sphaeranthus indicus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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