Digera muricata – False Amaranth

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Natural History: This annual herb grows to approx. 20-70 cm. It grows by roadsides and other open, disturbed habitats. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes used to make curry. The flowering season is August-September (WFO, 2022).

 

Vernacular Names: লতা মৌরী (Lata Mouri, Bengali), કણજરો (Kanjaro, Gujarati), चंचली (Chanchali, Hindi), लहसुआ (Lahsuva, Hindi), लटमहूरिया (Latmahuria, Hindi), લોલર (Lolar, Kachchhi), ಚೆಂಚಲಿಸೊಪ್ಪು (Chenchalisoppu, Kannada),  ಗೊರಜೆಪಲ್ಲೆ gorajepalle • Konkani: गेटना getna • Malayalam: കാട്ടുചീര kattucheera • Marathi: गेठण getan, कुंजर kunjar, तांदूळ कुंद्रा taandul kundra • Odia: କାରି ଗାନ୍ଧାରୀ kari gandhari • Punjabi: ਲੇਸਵਾ leswa, ਤਾਂਦਲਾ tandala • Rajasthani: घुंद्रो ghundro, लोलरु lolaru • Sanskrit: कुणञ्जर kunanjara • Tamil: தொய்யாக்கீரை toyya-k-kirai • Telugu: చెంచలిచెట్టు chenchalicettu • Urdu: چنچلي chanchali (Flowers of India, 2022).

 

References:

WFO (2022): Digera muricata Mart. Accessed on 17 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000647244.

Flowers of India. Accessed on 17 Dec. 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/False%20Amaranth.html.

Page citation

Kunte, K. 2024. Digera muricata Mart. – False Amaranth. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/digera-muricata, accessed 2024/04/22.