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  Alternanthera paronychioides
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Alternanthera paronychioides A. St. Hill, Voy. Bres. 2: 439. 1833; Sundararaj, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 53: 525. 1956; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 369. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 328. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 254. 2002. Alternanthera polygonoides R. Br. ex Sweet, Hort. Suburb. Lond. 48. 1818; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 669. 2009. Telanthera ficoidea Moq. in DC., Prodr. 13: 363. 1849.
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  Description: Prostrate herbs, stem sparsely covered with crisped hairs. Leaves to 3 x 0.7 cm, oblanceolate to spathulate, apex acute, glabrous. Spike 5 x 3 mm, solitary, axillary, few-flowered, sessile; bracts and bracteoles similar, 1.5 mm long, hyaline, apiculate. Flowers densely packed; tepals 5, outer three larger, 2.5 x 1 mm, ovate, acute, inner smaller, all hairy; stamens 3-5; ovary obovoid, compressed, stigma bilobed.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along lake beds when water recedes, also in wastelands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America, getting established in Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Thekkady, Parambikulam
   
 
   
 
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