Oxygonum sinuatum (Hochst. and Steud. Ex. A. Rich.) Dammer

 
  • Family : POLYGONACEAE
    (BUCKWHEAT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygonaceae
  • Basionym : Ceratogonon sinuatum Hochst. & Steud ex Meisn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oxygonum sinuatum (Hochst. and Steud. Ex. A. Rich.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wastelands
  • Comments / notes : An invasive species found recently in Karnataka state. Generally distributed on sandy roadsides, sandy soils on stream banks, woodlands, and disturbed soils, also grows at an altitude of 450-1600m.
  • Key identification features : Small erect herb, with stems greenish to reddish-brown.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kollam district
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : India, North Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ravi, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 82: 442. 1985.; Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3, 1: 30. 1892; Indian J. For. 2008, 31(3), 455; 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=Oxygonum sinuatum. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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