Scoparia dulcis L.

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PLANTAGINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scoparia dulcis L.
  • Common name : Sweet broom wort, Sweet broom weed, Liquorice weed
  • Vernacular name : Mrugandhi gida (Kannada); Potti boli, Dakshani, Gurrapu-thulasi (Telugu); Chirarita, Khelopapada (Oria); Sarakkotthini (Tamil); Kallurukki, Karakanjavu, Meenanganni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On plains in wastelands, clearings, fallow fields and road cuttings across ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Eastern Ghats
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dindigul district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381.; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.
  • 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=Scoparia dulcis. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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