Digera muricata (L.) Mart.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Digera arvensis Forssk.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Digera muricata (L.) Mart.
  • Vernacular name : Kanchali soppu, Gorje pallye (Kannada); Thoyakkeerai, Sunnaambukkeerai (Tamil); Gungatiya, Luta mohauria (Hindi); Chencheli kura (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to 1000m. A weed of cultivated lands, in pastures and along stream bed, dry deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa, Madagascar, Arabia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Digera muricata. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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