Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : OROBANCHACEAE
  • Basionym : Buchnera asiatica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Striga asiatica var. coccinea S.S.R. Bennet.; Striga lutea Lour.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze
  • Vernacular name : Kalupullappan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands in open deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 1400m on bare pasturelands or on gravelly rocks with loose soil; more abundant after rains and much smaller in size at higher altitudes.
  • Key identification features : Root Parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 16/09/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40085
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Tropical and South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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; 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 asiatica. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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