Coronopus didymus (L.) Sm.

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (Mustard Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SARSON FAMILY (सरसों फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Brassicaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Senebiera pinnatifida DC.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lepidium didymum L.
  • Common name : Swine cress
  • Vernacular name :
    • Pitpapra (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sandy soil area
  • Comments / notes : Rare in forests and weed in agricultural fields
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Dharmapuri district, Krishnagiri district, The Nilgiri district
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
  • Native : Peru to Brazil and S. South America
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 57
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Coronopus didymus. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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