Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew

  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (Nettle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BICHCHHOO FAMILY (बिच्छू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : URTICACEAE
  • Basionym : Urtica interrupta L.
  • Synonym(s) : Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaudich.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew
  • Vernacular name : Panche rangi (Kannada); Godobichuati (Oria); Lala-cichua (Hindi); Anachorian, Choriyanum, Chenthotti (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Introduced to gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Rampa Hills (East Godavari district), West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Cuttack district, Dhenkanal district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Gajapati district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : Africa, Abyssinia, Sri lanka, India, Japan, China through Southeast Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5; 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. interrupta. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.

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