Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Synonym(s) : Wedelia calendulacea (L.) Less.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphagneticola calendulacea (L.) Pruski
  • Common name : Chinese Wedelia
  • Vernacular name : Pitabhrang, Pilabhangra, Bhangra, Bhanra (Hindi); Gargari (Kannada); Pitabhrangaraja, Pitabhranga (Sanskrit); Aswagandhi, Manjakanjunni, Kadal-kayyonni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional by marsh and moist soil and on hill slopes above 900m.
  • Key identification features : Procumbent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, RNK, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Kendrapara district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : South & Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Malaysia, China
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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. chinensis. Downloaded on 28 January 2020.

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