Vernonia arborea Buch.-Ham.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY (गेंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COMPOSITAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vernonia arborea Buch.-Ham.
  • Vernacular name : Sadagai (Tamil)E erakatthira, Karana, Kadavari, Malanperuva (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : On hills above 1200m in sholas and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : The only tree species from this genera
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Kanyakumari district, Namakkal district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Indo-Malesia, Java, Myanmar, China, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : K.Sankara Rao 2005. Photographs from Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamilnadu, India vol. 2.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. arborea. Downloaded on 21 April 2021.

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