Tragia involucrata L.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tragia involucrata L.
  • Common name : Forget-me-not, Indian Stinging Nettle
  • Vernacular name : Barhanta (Hindi); Pachhirangi (Kannada); Kaanchori, Senthatti (Tamil); Vrischikali (Sanskrit); Bichhuati (Oria); Dulagondi, Raevathi (Telugu); Cherukodithuva, Choriyanam, Kodithoova, Kodithumba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Scrub forests and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1400m, less in plains. Plants have stinging hair.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 12/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39132
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : AP
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, China, Myanmar, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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=Tragia involucrata. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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