Mollugo cerviana (L.) Seringe

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (CARPET-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Molluginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sandy soil and river banks
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains in sandy grounds and disturbed places, sometimes as a weed.
  • Key identification features : Leaves linear-lanceolate
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Guntur district, Anantapur district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Villipuram district, Dharmapuri district
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-tropics of the World
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Mollugo cerviana. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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