Calceolaria mexicana Benth.

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CALCEOLARIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calceolaria mexicana Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Nettipottuchedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Roadsides and degraded forests of high ranges
  • Comments / notes : A weed of cultivation
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collector(s) Name : R.Raghavendra Rao; Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 04/10/1970; 23-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 955; HJCB-1758
  • Collection Locality : Attikan Estate, B.R.Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA); Devikulam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Weed
  • Native : Mexico
  • World Distribution : Naturalized throughout
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; Herbarium specimen from Devikulam, Idukki district, Kerala (Not scanned)
  • 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=Calceolaria mexicana. Downloaded on 5 July 2020.

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