Stachytarpheta mutabilis (Jacq.) Vahl

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Verbenaceae
  • Basionym : Verbena mutabilis Jacq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Stachytarpheta mutabilis (Jacq.) Vahl
  • Common name : The variable Stachytarphyta, Pink snakeweed
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 100m, in and around lake bunds, tanks and slopes of hills
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Dindigul district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced to Old World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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=Stachytarpheta mutabilis. Downloaded on 17 November 2019.

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