Mollugo pentaphylla L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (CARPET-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Molluginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mollugo pentaphylla L.
  • Common name : Carpet Weed
  • Vernacular name : Pita gohun (Oria); Seeragappundu (Tamil); Verri chatarasi (Telugu); Parpadakapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist localities
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 1300m on exposed rocks, bare slopes and associated with arable land.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All the districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Old World tropics
  • World Distribution : Tropics & sub-tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
  • 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 pentaphylla. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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