Alternanthera paronychioides A.St. Hil.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alternanthera paronychioides A.St.-Hil.
  • Common name : Smooth Joy Weed
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry places, near cannals
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains in low-lying moist ground, often by stream banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Kendrapara 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)
  • Native : Tropicla America
  • World Distribution : Old & New World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District
  • 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=Alternanthera paronychioides. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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