Tetragonia expansa Murray

  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (Carpet-Weed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : VISHAKHAPARA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : AIZOACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tetragonia tetragonioides (Pall.) Kuntze
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as as pot-herb and sometimes found as an escape
  • Key identification features : Much spreading, prostrate annuals, often covering several feet, thick and somewhat succulent. Leaves deltoid-deltoidovate, abruptly narrowed into short petiole. Flowers one or two in axils, nearly sessile, yellowish-green.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.92.Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • 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=Tetragonia expansa. Downloaded on 28 June 2022.


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