Amaranthus caudatus L.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthus caudatus L.
  • Common name : Love Lies Bleeding
  • Vernacular name : Chaulai (Malayalam); Kahadasago (Oria); Ram dana (Hindi); Nettakura, Thotakura (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as a vegetable crop. Occasionally on road sides, wasteland. Seen across farmlands and hills up to 900m.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Collection Locality : Bhubaneswar, Khurda district
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cultivated
    • 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 : Cosmopolitan
  • 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.
  • 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=Amaranthus caudatus. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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