Lindernia crustacea (L.) F. Muell.

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (FIGWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Linderniaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lindernia crustacea (L.) F.Muell.
  • Vernacular name : Verlakammi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in moist deciduous forests and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains and on low-lying pasture-lands, river banks, wastelands, rail tracks, fallow fields and on floor of scrub jungles.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Vizianagaram district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Throughout
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical Asia, India, Australia, Polynesia, Tropical Africa and America
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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=Lindernia crustacea. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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