Sphaeranthus senegalensis DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphaeranthus senegalensis DC.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Common in drying ditches, harvested fields along river banks
  • Key identification features : Branched procumbent herb; strongly aromatic. Heads compound, simple and sessile.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Beed district, Hingoli district, Jalna district, Latur district, Nanded district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district
  • 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.
  • 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 senegalensis. Downloaded on 25 August 2019.

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