Lepidium sativum L.

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (MUSTARD FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Brassicaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepidium sativum L.
  • Common name : Garden Cress, Water Cress, Garden pepper-grass
  • Vernacular name : Halim Hurf (Hindi); Aasali, Asali (Malayalam); Adavi vithulu (Telugu); Aliv, Assalia (Marathi); Aliverai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Introduced, an escape near habitations above 1000m; weed of cultivation
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Mumbai Suburban district, Ahmednagar district, Osmanabad district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : Western Asia
  • World Distribution : Egypt to West Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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=Lepidium sativum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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