Chenopodium ambrosioides L.

 
  • Family : CHENOPODIACEAE
    (GOOSEFOOT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
  • Common name : Mexican Tea, American wormseed, Sweet pig weed
  • Vernacular name : Pulukkollichedi (Tamil); Echekolli, Kattayamodagum, Mannennachedi, Nattachedi, Pookalachili (Malayalam); Kandriphal (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and wasteland
  • Comments / notes : On hills to 1400m,as a weed of cultivation, often gregarious near habitations.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Thalaricheruvu (Anantapur district), Aklaspur (Krishna district), Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Kalhandi district, Malkangiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Widely introduced in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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 ambrosioides. Downloaded on 25 June 2019.

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