Spilanthes paniculata Wall. ex DC.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Synonym(s) : Spilanthes calva DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acmella paniculata (Wall. ex DC.) R.K.Jansen
  • Common name : Toothache Plant
  • Vernacular name : Marati-mogga, Maratiteega, Pippannu puvvu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and fallow lands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in moist places. Flower heads are chewed for toothache relief
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Cuttack district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesis, America and New Guinea, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Sri Lanka, Panama
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Spilanthes paniculata. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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