Celosia argentea L.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (Amaranth Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GARUNDI FAMILY (गरूण्डी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Amaranthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Amaranthus cristatus (L.) Noronha; Amaranthus huttonii H.J.Veitch; Amaranthus purpureus Dodoens ex Nieuwl.; Amaranthus pyramidalis Noronha; Celosia argentea var. cristata (L.) Kuntze; Celosia argentea f. cristata (L.) Schinz; Celosia argentea var. linearis E.Vilm.; Celosia argentea var. margaritacea (L.) Fr. & D.Müll.; Celosia argentea var. mumbaiana M.R.Almeida; Celosia argentea var. plumosa (Barr & Sugden) Bakh.f; Celosia argentea var. vera Kuntze; Celosia aurea J.Dix; Celosia castrensis L.; Celosia cernua Roxb.; Celosia cernua Andrews; Celosia coccinea L.; Celosia comosa Retz.; Celosia cristata L.; Celosia cristata var. castrensis (L.) Iamonico; Celosia cristata var. humilis Hassk.; Celosia debilis S.Moore; Celosia huttonii Mast.; Celosia japonica Houtt.; Celosia japonica Mart.; Celosia linearis Sweet ex Hook.f.; Celosia margaritacea L.; Celosia marylandica Retz.; Celosia pallida Salisb.; Celosia plumosa Barr & Sugden; Celosia purpurea J.St.-Hil.; Celosia pyramidalis Burm.f.; Celosia spicata Barr & Sugden; Celosia splendens Schumach. & Thonn.; Celosia stricta Hornem.; Celosia swinhoei Hemsl.; Chamissoa margaritacea (L.) Schouw; Chamissoa stricta (Hornem.) Schouw; Lophoxera comosa (Retz.) Raf.; Lophoxera racemosa Raf.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Celosia argentea L.
  • Common name : Silverspiked Cock's Comb, Quail grass
  • Vernacular name :
    • Safed Murgha, Sarwari (Hindi)
    • Anne soppu, Kolijuttu (Kannada)
    • Makilikkeerai, Pannaikkerai, Pannaipoo (Tamil)
    • Pattura (Sanskrit)
    • Kurdu (Marathi)
    • Cheruchira, Kozhipoovu (Malayalam)
    • Lobanga, Sirali (Oria)
    • Gurugu aku (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills and arable lands, as a weed of cultivation and grown in wasteland. More conspicous when it is flowering after the harvest. Leaves are edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Thane district, Mumbai Suburban district, Raigad
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri Hills, Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais 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
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Celosia argentea. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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