Celosia polygonoides Retz.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Celosia polygonoides Retz.
  • Vernacular name : Pulisirukeerai (Tamil); Eluka uttareni (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along road sides and wasteland, foothills of deicuous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains on gravelly ground in dry deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 04-11-2009; 27-02-2016
  • Collection Nos : FAP 37696; HJCB-E-326
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram RF, Anantapur district (AP); Barbera forests, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Celosia polygonoides. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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