Spermacoce hispida L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Borreria hispida (L.) K. Schum.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Spermacoce hispida L.
  • Vernacular name : Natthaisuuri, Madana, Nadana, Madana grandthi, Madanak (Telugu); Solaganthi, Sanaghar podia, Jibkata (Oria); Natthai choori (Tamil); Tharthavel, Natthachoori, Kudalchurukki (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Ubiquitous weed in the plains to 1200m, an aggressive colonizer.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & Sandhya Rani
  • Collection Date : 22/11/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36961
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, China, Malaysia, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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.
  • 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=Spermacoce hispida. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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