Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Oken

 
  • Family : CRASSULACEAE
    (Orpine Or Stonecrop Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMAR POI FAMILY (अमर पोई फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CRASSULACEAE
  • Basionym : Cotyledon pinnata Lam.
  • Synonym(s) : Byophyllum calycinum Salisb.; Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Oken
  • Common name : Air plant, Good luck leaf, Hawaiian Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle leaf
  • Vernacular name : Aakasachedi, Chodukkuchedi, Elachedi, Elamulachi, Ilamarunnu, Ilamulachi, Ilayilmelthyi, Kalliyilachedi, Punnuchedi (Malayalam); Amarpoi, Hemkakri, Basampatri (Oria); Zakham hiyal (Hindi); Hasthibhaksha, Simajamuda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Rocky areas in moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 1400m along slopes, especially in thin layer of soil by exposed rocks. Occasional clumps.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Maharashtra : All disricts of Maharashtra
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Bryophyllum pinnatum. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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