Striga densiflora (Benth.) Benth.

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OROBANCHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Striga densiflora (Benth.) Benth.
  • Common name : Dense-flower witch-weed
  • Vernacular name : Bili kasa (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often seen on plains to 1000m.
  • Key identification features : Root Parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Anantapur district, Srikakulam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 densiflora. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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