Biophytum candolleanum Wight

  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
    (Wood Sorrel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMRUL FAMILY (अम्रुल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : OXALIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Biophytum sensitivum var. candolleanum (Wight) Edgew. & Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Biophytum sensitivum (L.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Lajvanthi, Lajalu (Hindi); Jhullipuspa (Sanskrit); Nilamthengu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open and moist situations, dry deciduous forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 900m. Locally abundant in pasturelands, floor of shaded woods.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Indomalyan tropics, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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. candolleanum. Downloaded on 29 November 2020.

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