Mirabilis jalapa L.

 
  • Family : NYCTAGINACEAE
    (FOUR-O'CLOCK FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Nyctaginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mirabilis jalapa L.
  • Common name : 4 'o' Clock plant, Marvel of Peru
  • Vernacular name : Sanje mallige, Madhyanna mallige (Kannada); Anthimantharai, Andhi manthaarai, Ammukkili, Kanvalichedi (Tamil); Rangbano (Oria); Gulabash (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown as garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated as an ornamental or as a medicinal plant; occasional escape to wastelands and road cuttings along forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Common
  • Native : Peru
  • World Distribution : All tropical regions
  • 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; 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=Mirabilis jalapa. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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