Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Aizoaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Gisekia pharnaceoides L.

Leaf arrangement

Whorled, Opposite decussate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblanceolate, Obovate, Oblong

Leaf Apex

Obtuse

Leaf Base

Cuneate

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A spreading herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Common ready colonizer on disturbed grounds. Plains from the coast to 900m. From South Africa and Mascarene islands to Sri Lanka and India.

Indigenous Information : The leaves are cooked and eaten.

Field Tips : Leaves fleshy.

 

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  1. leaf about 70 g pounded and mixed with water and given to take in early in the morning for about three days and then leave four days again give for 3 days repeat once more in the same way. this is done to wash out all the intestinal worms. said by siddhars.

    Comment by Dr S.Suganthi — February 24, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

  2. can you sell seeds of this green (manal keerai)? how much will it cost for 50 grams

    Comment by raamachandran — November 11, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

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Names:

English : Sand Herbage
Irula : Manal sopu
Tamil : Manal keerai


Flower:

In axillary umbellate cymes, green. Flowering throughout the year.

Fruit :

A capsule, papillose. Seeds 10, granular. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)