Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
  • Common name : Small prickly chaff-flower plant
  • Vernacular name : Lal chirchita, Lal chichinda (Hindi); Kempu uttarani (Kannada); Raktapamargah (Sanskrit); Cherukadaladi, Chuvannakadaladi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : In moist places
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Dhenkanal district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.
  • 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=Cyathula prostrata. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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