Acrocephalus hispidus (L.) Nicols. & Sivadasan

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Gomphrena hispida L.
  • Synonym(s) : Acrocephalus indicus (Burm.f.) Kuntze; Platostoma hispidum (L.) A.J.Paton
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Platostoma hispidum (L.) A.J.Paton
  • Vernacular name : Meenagani (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist forests, as an undergrowth, also in grassy areas and wasteland
  • Comments / notes : A common weed
  • Key identification features : An erect pubescent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Collection Nos : HFP 977, CJS 15407
  • Collection Locality : Shiradi Ghat (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Udupi district, Davanagare district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district, Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Acrocephalus hispidus. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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