Vernonia divergens (Roxb.) Edgew.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY (गेंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : COMPOSITAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acilepis divergens (Roxb.) H.Rob. & Skvarla
  • Vernacular name : Kaattupoovu, Poomakilaa (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and shola borders
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Indo-Malay
  • World Distribution : India, Malay Peninsula, Myanmar
  • 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.
  • 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 divergens. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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