Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H.Rob.
  • Common name : Ash Fleabane, Ash colored fleabane, Purple fleabane
  • Vernacular name : Sahadevi, Sadodi, Daudotpala (Hindi); Sahadevi, Karehindi (Kannada); Sirusengalaneer (Tamil); Gariti kamini, Gariti kamma, Sahadevi chettu (Telugu); Badi poksunga, Poka sungo (Oria); Sahadevi (Sanskrit); Sahadevi (Marathi); Pirina, Poovamkurunthala, Puvamkozhinjal, Puvankurunal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Foothills of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : In plains up to 1000m. Sometimes a weed of wastelands and fallow fields
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 27/09/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40196
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Throughout Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand
  • 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of 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=Vernonia cinerea. Downloaded on 25 August 2019.

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