Aerva sanguinolenta (L.) Blume

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aerva sanguinolenta (L.)Blume
  • Vernacular name : Kumuttikkeerai, Vallikeerai (Tamil); Vallicherula (Malayalam); Chauladhua (Oria)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and plains
  • Comments / notes : Common weed on plains to 1200m
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P.Sreenath & S.R.Ramesh
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6102, KFP 10816
  • Collection Locality : Pradhani mines, Dandeli-Gund road (Uttara Kannada)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; 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=Aerva sanguinolenta. Downloaded on 22 August 2019.

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