Aerva Forssk. Species. Dictyopteris woodwardia ( ex Turner) = Achyranthes sanguinolenta L. = Achyranthes scandens Roxb. = Aerva sanguinea . M Aerva sanguinolenta (L.) Blume is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Aerva (family Amaranthaceae). The record. Aerva sanguinolenta {species} – Magnoliophyta; Magnoliopsida; Caryophyllales; Amaranthaceae; images representing specimens of Aerva sanguinolenta.

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Details of some important contributors. Stars of the month. Books on Indian Flora. Indian Flora facebook group. Names of Plants in India site. Role of eFI in Sc. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State.

Kiu ; Aerva scandens Roxb. AY-er-va — Latinized form of the Arabic name for this plant Dave’s Botanary san-gwin-oh-LEN-tuh — full of blood Dave’s Botanary commonly known as: Perennial herb up to 2 m tall, simple or branched; branches and leaves mostly alternate, rarely opposite; leaves oblong to lanceolate, cm long; flowers creamish-white or pink in compact simple or panicled spikes, latter sessile or pedunculate; bracts, bracteoles and tepals lanate or puberulous outside; outer tepals mucronate Bengal Plants describes as per efi thread: And the white flowers are also minute and in clusters.

The other doubt is. It may be Nothosaerva bractata. The Flora of British India says-Moquin has probably confused this with the very similar Aerva lanata. May be you are right. Leaves subglabrous beneath 1. Inflorescence axillary and terminal spikes A. Nothosaerva has staminodes where as Aerva has 5 staminodes. Perennial herb, frequently scrambling; leaves alternate or some opposite, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate, white tomentose especially below; spikes white or pale pink, up to 6 cm long.


Photographed from Morni Hill Tract on April 9, It may be Nothosaerva brachiata. May be Aerva sanguinolenta L. A link from FOI http: Sir ji can you find out? Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week:: Aerva lanata Near Pune.

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As I can see the spikes are of both terminal and axillary positions, I guess this plant to be Aerva sanguinolenta L. However, I believe, in A. Therefore, sexuality of the flowers may better help in ID too. You have a valid point there. This looks more like Aerva sanguinolenta. The plant was erect though. Photographed from Morni and Dakpathar. Blume SN Mar Amaranthaceaeundershrub wild from eastern Ghats of Andhrapradesh. This is another ornamental herb, recorded yesterday Please check for Alternanthera Species.

Thank you very much Moreover this herb has both, alternate and opposite leaves, thought could be some Aervabut again couldn’t find any match. However, this small herb is not rare here, many houses in villages plant this species around their boundary.

Flowers perfect, in sessile or peduncled heads, solitary in axils of bracts I fail to understand why sanguinplenta are opposing? If i do not make much mistake I think this herb comes from amaranthaceae. And since leaves are both alternate and opposite xanguinolenta is likely to be Aerva.

What we have in eFI is A. In the following books A. Book link 1 Book link But I noted that all leaves are parallel nerved. So, I skipped the family and concentrated on the amaranth group.


Attached here aervaa by Haines in his BoBO. Attached here a new set of photos. In pic1 you can see 1 two stigmas, 2 central green vitta along the midrib of inner tepal.

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In pic2 you can see stamens connected with alternate staminodes like that of Miss University crown! Again in pic3 you can see green vitta.

Though image is not clear, it appears more closer to images at Aerva sanguinolenta L. Me too think the same. First three are Aerva lanata but sure about last one.

I thought the last photo is also of the same plant since it was growing there only but now I noticed that Aerva lanata has alternate sanguinoletna while the last photo in my mail has opposite leaves so maybe I mixed up. I am attaching another photo of the plant sanguinloenta the opp.

Appears closer to images at Aerva sanguinolenta L. To me appears close to images at Aerva sanguinolenta L. Requesting ID – small shrub:: For more details, pl. Major contributors Stars of the month Efloraofindia’s journey General.

Blume ii leaves all alternate; spikes all axillary, fascicled A. Bengal iii leaves filiform in opposite fascicles; spikes peduncled A.