Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Volvulopsis nummularium (L.) Roberty
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.
  • Common name : Agracejo Glory, Agracejo Rastrero
  • Vernacular name : Chitti elukachevi-aku (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Forest plantations and degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : An introduced species.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Krishna district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Telangana : Khammam district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Puri district, Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Salem district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : New World tropics, Madagascar, naturalized in Africa and Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Evolvulus nummularius. Downloaded on 7 May 2021.

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