Acalypha paniculata Miq.

    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Acalypha racemosa Heyne ex Baill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acalypha paniculata Miq.
  • Vernacular name : Valia-kuppameni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 300m, in moist and shady places, in village wasteland etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R. & Raja K. Swamy; Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 31-10-2015;23-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0370; HJCB-1736
  • Collection Locality : Swamy Malai Hills, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu; Pandikkadu, Theni, Tamil Nadu
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Theni district
  • World Distribution : Sri Lanka, India, Tropical Africa, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, 1996; Herbarium specimen from Pandikkadu, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. paniculata. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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