Plectranthus rotundifolius (Poir.) Spreng.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Germanea rotundifolia Poir.
  • Synonym(s) : Coleus rotundifolius (Poir.) A.Chev. & Perrot; Coleus parviflorus Benth.; Solenostemon rotundifolius (Poiret) J. K. Morton;
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plectranthus rotundifolius (Poir.) Spreng.
  • Common name : Chinese potato
  • Vernacular name : Sambraani-gidde (Kannada); Cheevakizhangu, Koorkakizhangu, Koorka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible tubers
  • Key identification features : A perennial fleshy herb with tuberous roots
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Introduced and cultivated elsewhere
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; 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=Plectranthus rotundifolius. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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