Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Tragia chamaelea L.
  • Synonym(s) : Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.
  • Common name : Creeping Sebastiana
  • Vernacular name : Kodiyavannakku, Njettavanakku (Malayalam0
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Weed in cultivated fields and in deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often in plains to 1200m, also robust in fallow fields.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district, Keonjhar district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka to Australia, Pacific Islands, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.
  • 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=Sebastiania chamaelea. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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