Boerhavia chinensis (L.) Asch. & Schweinf.

 
  • Family : NYCTAGINACEAE
    (Four-O'clock Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BOOGANBEL FAMILY (बूगनबेल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : NYCTAGINACEAE
  • Basionym : Valeriana chinensis L.
  • Synonym(s) : Commicarpus chinensis (L.) Heimerl
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in the plant list
  • Common name : Pointed-Leaved Hogweed
  • Vernacular name : Bekkina hejje balli (Kannada); Teega mamidi (Telugu); Sattathanai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 300m onwards by the wayside on thickets. The high altitude replacement of B.diffusa L.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray; K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 12-09-2014; 26-11-2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-58; HJCB-0406
  • Collection Locality : Foothills of Pungalam R.F, Jawadhu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN); Palamaneru forest, Chittoor distrct (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : Old World Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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=Boerhavia chinensis. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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