Spinacia oleracea L.

 
  • Family : CHENOPODIACEAE
    (GOOSEFOOT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Spinacia oleracea L.
  • Common name : Spinach
  • Vernacular name : Palakku, Seemakeera (Malayalam); Palak (Oria); Palak (Hindi); Dumpa bachhali, Mattu bachhali (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated and often self-sown
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
  • Native : Central and Southwestern Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated throughout the world
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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=Spinacia oleracea. Downloaded on 17 June 2019.

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