Polygala erioptera DC.

    (Milkwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SANJIVANI FAMILY (संजीवनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POLYGALACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Polygala erioptera var. vahliana (DC.) Chodat; Polygala vahliana DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polygala erioptera DC.
  • Vernacular name : Balae soppu (Kannada); Paruppu chedi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Commonly found as a weed in waste places, cultivated fields along roadsides, plains and hills. The variety vahliyana of this species occurs in foothills up to 300m, often with elongated branches and inflorescens axis up to 30 cm
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Ahobilum, Nallamalai Hills Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bellary district, Kolar district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Ernakulam district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Mhendra giri Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Arabia, Tropical Africa, Myanmar, Pakistan, West Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Polygala erioptera. Downloaded on 3 June 2023.

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