Rivina humilis L.

    (Pokeweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : POKEBERRY FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PHYTOLACCACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rivina humilis L.
  • Common name : Baby Pepper, Bloodberry, Coralito, Inkberry, Pigeonberry, Rouge Plant, Small Pokeweeed
  • Vernacular name : Rakthanelli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Along roadsides and waste places
  • Comments / notes : Occasional weed of cultivation on hills, often in plains.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-August
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical weed
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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.; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – The Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • 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=Rivina humilis. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.

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