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  Beta vulgaris
 
  Family: CHENOPODIACEAE
  Citation:  Beta vulgaris L., Sp. Pl. 222. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 5. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1185(830). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Beetroot, Chencheera, Neycheera
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Beetroot, Garden beet
  Description: Annual to perennating stout herb, glabrous to hirsute, up to 100 cm long, decumbent to erect, branched and leafy, green to purplish-violaceous; roots slender to tuberous with sugar storage. Leaves usually up to 12 x 6 cm, petiolate; radical rosulate, ovate, cuneate to subcordate; cauline rhombic-oblong to linear-lanceolate. Floral clusters (1-) 2-4-flowered, arranged in long, slender, ± interrupted spikes, usually with smaller subtending leaves (bracts); bracteoles very small or aborted. Perianth herbaceous, green, 2-5 mm long, as long as or exceeding the diameter of the fruit, united and indurated below, usually incurved and ± keeled.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Europe
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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