Heliotropium indicum L.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (Forget-Me-Not Or Borage Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LASORA FAMILY (लसोड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : BORAGINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Heliotropium indicum L.
  • Common name : Indian Heliotrope, Indian Turnsole
  • Vernacular name : Sirari, Hattasura, Hatta juri, Hatisura (Hindi); Chelubaalada gida (Kannada); Thael Kodukkupoondu, Vandu Nikkira chedi (Tamil); Naga danti (Telugu); Hatisundha, Hatisura (Oria); Hasthi shundi (Sanskrit); Thelkada, Therkkada (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 800m, in wastelands and waysides. A ready colonizer.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Africa, Tropical Himalayas, India, Myanmar, China, Ryukyu Islands, Malaysia, America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; 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.; : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Heliotropium indicum. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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