Talinum portulacifolium (Forsk.) Aschers. & Schweinf.

 
  • Family : PORTULACACEAE
    (PURSLANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Talinaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Asch. ex Schweinf.
  • Common name : Flam flower
  • Vernacular name : Silone bachali (Telugu); Badhalacheera, Vassalacheera, Sambarcheera (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Eastern Ghats. Introduced in gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : February-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; UCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Talinum portulacifolium. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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