Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam.

 
  • Family : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
    (Pink Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BUGYALE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
  • Basionym : Achyranthes corymbosa L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam.
  • Vernacular name : Poudaemullugida (Kannada); Pallipundu, Nilaisedachi (Tamil); Bammasari, Rajuma (Telugu); Sanjet-jatia (Oria); Achaaramkolli, Akkaramkolli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles and agricultural fields
  • Comments / notes : Common in sandy soils and in rocky vegetation. Plant is administered both internally and externally as remedy for venomous reptile bites (Franklin & Murthy, 2013)
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R; P. Prakash & K.P. Sreenath; Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19-11-2014; 21-09-1978; 23-11-2009
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0178; KFP 2808; FAP 37813
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP); Maderahalli Hill, Kolar district (KA); Chinnapalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Kadapa districtHills (Kadapa district), Srisailam Hills (Kurnool district)
    • Karnataka : Bellary district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Common all open areas of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Puri district, Nuapada district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Hoganekal Falls (Dharmapuri district)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India 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=Polycarpaea corymbosa. Downloaded on 27 September 2020.

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