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  Amaranthus caudatus
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Amaranthus caudatus L., Sp. Pl. 990. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 719. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1170(819). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 330. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 670. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 560. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 262. 1999; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 593. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 670. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chaulai
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Love Lies Bleeding
  Description: Large, erect annual herbs; the whole plants red or purple suffused. Leaves 3-15 x 2-7 cm, ovate-oblong or rhomboid-ovate, base cuneate to attenuate, apex obtuse to subacute, mucronate; petiole to 7 cm long. Flowers in axillary and terminal red or green panicled spikes, to 20 cm long; male and female flowers intermixed throughout the spikes. Bract ovate, caudate-acuminate, aristate. Flowers unisexual. Perianth 5, 2-3.5 mm long, oblong-elliptic, aristate. Stamens 5 in male. Stigma 3-lobed, erect or flexuose. Utricle c. 2 mm long, ovoid-globose, circumscissile. Seeds 1-1.5 mm across, lenticular, compressed, black, shining.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Roadsides and wastelands
  Distribution: Cosmopolitan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Mannanchery, Karulai
   
 
   
 
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