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Useful Tropical Plants

Allmania nodiflora

(L.) R.Br. ex Wight

Amaranthaceae

+ Synonyms

Achyranthes mucronata Moq.

Achyranthes nodiflora (Willd.) Roxb.

Allmania albida (Willd.) R.Br. ex Hook.f.

Allmania aspera (Roth) Wight

Allmania dichotoma (B.Heyne ex Roth) Wight

Allmania longipedunculata (Trimen) Gamble

Allmania procumbens Wight ex Hook.f.

Belutta peduncularis Raf.

Belutta sessilis Raf.

Celosia albida Willd.

Celosia aspera Roth

Celosia dichotoma B.Heyne ex Roth

Celosia mucronata Moq.

Celosia nodiflora L.

Celosia pallida Moq.

Chamissoa albida Mart.

Chamissoa angustifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.

Chamissoa aspera Wight

Chamissoa brownii Steud.

Chamissoa dichotoma Moq.

Chamissoa esculenta Moq.

Chamissoa javanica Hassk.

Chamissoa nodiflora Mart.

Chamissoa pyramidalis Moq.

Common Name:

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General Information

Allmania nodiflora is an erect or ascending, annual plant that branches from near the base; it can grow 10 - 80cm tall[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. Often used as a vegetable in Sri Lanka, where it is sold in local markets[
1401
Title
Vitamin C content of commonly eaten green leafy vegetables in fresh and under different storage conditions
Publication
Tropical Plant Research 2(3): 240-245, 2015
Author
Umaramani M. & Sivakanesan R.
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2349 - 1183
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - throughout tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka, southern China to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

Habitat

Often a rather common weed on light, especially sandy soils, sandy shores, fields, roadsides and dunes; at elevations up to 100 metres, occasionally higher[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in a light soil and a sunny position[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
A very variable species, it has in the past been treated as several distinct species, but all forms grade into one another and are best treated as one[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
,
1401
Title
Vitamin C content of commonly eaten green leafy vegetables in fresh and under different storage conditions
Publication
Tropical Plant Research 2(3): 240-245, 2015
Author
Umaramani M. & Sivakanesan R.
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2349 - 1183
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The ripe fruits are used to treat constipation and dysentery[
1402
Title
Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants in the Plains Area of the Tirunelveli-District, Tamilnadu, India
Publication
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 1198-1205. 2008
Author
Vanila, D., Ghanthikumar, S. and Manickam, V.S.
Publisher
 
Year
2008
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The leaves are febrifuge[
1402
Title
Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants in the Plains Area of the Tirunelveli-District, Tamilnadu, India
Publication
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 1198-1205. 2008
Author
Vanila, D., Ghanthikumar, S. and Manickam, V.S.
Publisher
 
Year
2008
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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