Chenopodium album L.

 
  • Family : CHENOPODIACEAE
    (GOOSEFOOT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chenopodium album L.
  • Common name : White Goose foot, Soft Hornwort, Wild spinach, Pig weed
  • Vernacular name : Chandan Betu, Khartua sag (Hindi); Hunachikka (Kannada); Chakkaravarthi Keerai (Tamil); Vastuka (Sanskrit); Chakvat (Marathi); Cherupeera, Vasthucheera (Malayalam); Bathua (Oria); Pappukura (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often scarcely aromatic. Sometimes cultivated as a vegetable in plains and lower slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Akl
  • World Distribution : Continental Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, America, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Chenopodium album. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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