Polycarpon prostatum (Forssk.) Aschers. & Schweinf.

 
  • Family : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
    (Pink Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BUGYALE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polycarpon prostratum (Forssk.) Asch. & Schweinf.
  • Vernacular name : Sureta (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Paddy fields and river banks in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 28/05/1970
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 698
  • Collection Locality : Talkad forest, Mysore district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Araku Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Chittoor district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Frequent in open area
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Kendrapara district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • 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; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; 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=Polycarpon prostratum. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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