Turnera ulmifolia L.

 
  • Family : TURNERACEAE
    (Turnera Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : YELLOW ALDER FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PASSIFLORACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Turnera ulmifolia L.
  • Common name : Sundrops, Yellow Alder
  • Vernacular name : Cheravathali, Chiravathali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown as Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : On plains and in clumps in marshy places near habitations. Also cultivated.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : West Indies
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most tropics of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Matthew, K.M., 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=Turnera ulmifolia. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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