Striga angustifolia (D.Don) Sald.

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : OROBANCHACEAE
  • Basionym : Buchnera angustifolia D.Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Striga angustifolia (D. Don) C.J. Saldanha
  • Vernacular name : Raati badanika (Telugu); Thiduvan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open grassy places
  • Comments / notes : In poor soil on plains; gravelly in scrub jungles to 1400m.
  • Key identification features : Parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal
  • 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; 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=Striga angustifolia. Downloaded on 21 January 2022.

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