Cressa cretica L.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cressa cretica L.
  • Vernacular name : Vuppu marikkozhunthu (Tamil); Azhukanni (Malayalam); Dhana (Oria); Rudhravanti (Hindi); Uppusenaga (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sandy plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains, abundant in coastal regions
  • Flower, Fruit : May-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : Xeric tropical zones of both hemispheres
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Cressa cretica. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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