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  Aerva lanata
 
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  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 11: 131. 1808; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 728. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1178(825). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 244. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 329. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 312. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 376. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 332. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 663. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 385. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 375. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 297. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 368. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 558. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 252. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 258. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 253. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 405. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 589. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 668. 2009. Achyranthes lanata L., Sp. Pl. 204. 1753. Aerva floribunda Wight, Ic. t. 723. 1840.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherula, Cherupula, Cheruvula, Peela, Pongalpoovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Polpala
  Description: Herbs, white woolly tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 3-4 x 3 cm, orbicular to ovate, apex obtuse, mucronate, pubescent above, densely woolly below, membranous; petiole ca. 1 cm. Spikes axillary, to 1 cm, densely tomentose; bracts and bracteoles 1 mm, ovate; tepals 1.5 mm, oblong, woolly mucronate; filaments basally connate, 0.5 mm, staminodes subulate; ovary 0.4.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests and waste lands in the plains
  Distribution: Widespread in the tropics and subtropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Choodal, Alampetty, Chinnar, Parambikulam, Tiruvalla, Cannanore, Sreekantapuram, Pappinisseri, Tellicherry, Walayar, Mannarshala, Nedumkayam, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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