Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.

 
  • Family : BROMELIACEAE
    (PINEAPPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Bromeliaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Common name : Pineapple plant
  • Vernacular name : Ananas (Kannada); Ananus (Marathi); Annarachakka, Anassappazham, Kazhuthachakka, Kaithachakka, Prithichakka (Malayalam); Sapuri (Oria); Ananas (Hindi); Anaasa pandu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Commonly cultivated for its edible fruit of commerce
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Locality : Bhubaneswar, Khurda district
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Khurda district
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Tropical America, cultivated in Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Ananas comosus. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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