Wedelia urticifolia DC. ex Wight

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Synonym(s) : Wedelia urticifolia var. wightii DC.; Wedelia wallichii Less.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wedelia urticifolia (Blume) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Parbatjeera (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola forests and grasslands above 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district, Keonjhar district, Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Wedelia urticifolia. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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