Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.

 
  • Family : GOODENIACEAE
    (GOODENIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Goodeniaceae
  • Basionym : Lobelia taccada Gaertn.
  • Synonym(s) : Scaevola sericea Vahl; Scaevola koenigii Vahl; Scaevola frutescens (Mill.) Krause
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Beach plum, Beach grape, Fan flower, Half flower, Sea lettuce
  • Vernacular name : Badraksham, Vellamodakam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Coastal and mangrove forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on sandy seashore
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, Australia to Polynesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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=Scaevola taccada. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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