Tridax procumbens L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tridax procumbens (L.) L.
  • Common name : Coat Buttons, Mexican daisy
  • Vernacular name : Tikke gida, Kari balli (Kannada); Seruppadithazhai, Kenathuppoondu (Tamil); Ravanasurudi talakaai, Kampu-chemanti, Nallaku (Telugu); Bhumi poksungo, Bisalya karani (Oria); Dagadi Pala, Ekdandi (Marathi); Kumminnippacha, Kurikootticheera, Muriyampachila, Odiyancheera, Railpoochedi, Sanipoovu, Thelkuthi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : In plains to 1000m. Widespread and abundant weed where soil has been disturbed.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Bodamalai Hills, Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri Hills, Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : Central America
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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; 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=Tridax procumbens. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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