Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY (गेंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Compositae
  • Basionym : Conyza cinerea L.
  • Synonym(s) : Blumea chinensis (L.) DC.; Cacalia cinerea (L.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H.Rob.
  • Common name : Ash Fleabane, Ash colored fleabane, Purple fleabane
  • Vernacular name :
    • Sahadevi, Sadodi, Daudotpala (Hindi)
    • Sahadevi, Karehindi (Kannada)
    • Sirusengalaneer (Tamil)
    • Gariti kamini, Gariti kamma, Sahadevi chettu (Telugu)
    • Badi poksunga, Poka sungo (Oria)
    • Sahadevi (Sanskrit)
    • Sahadevi (Marathi)
    • Pirina, Poovamkurunthala, Puvamkozhinjal, Puvankurunal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Foothills of deciduous forests, Common throughout on wet or dry soils
  • Comments / notes : During the monsoon months this plant is erect, up to 1m. Tall; after the monsoon it is a small plant with a more diffuse habit
  • Key identification features : Head pink, rosy-pink or lilac, in corymbs. Achenes terete, hairy. Pappus white
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 27/09/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40196
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Throughout Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Vasai (Suruchi)
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
    • Rajasthan : Alwar district
  • Native : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Caroline Islands, Central African Repu, Chad, China, Christmas Island, Comoros, Congo, Bhutan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gilbert Islands, Guine
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3
    • J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 190
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vernonia cinerea. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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