Family – Amaranthaceae

Family – Amaranthaceae – 15 genera in Sri Lanka. Mostly edible herbs.

 

9.01. ACHYRANTHES L.

A.aspera L. S:gas-karal-heba, wel-karal-sebo T:nayururi

A.bidentata Blume

A.diandra Roxb.

 

9.02. AERVA Forssk.

A.javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.  S:pol-kudu-pala, pol-pala T.sirm-pulai

A.lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.  S.pol-kudu-pala, pol-pala

 

9.03. ALLMANIA R. Br. ex Wight

A.nodiflora (L.) R. Br. ex Wight  S:kumatiya

 

9.04. ALTERNANTHERA Forssk.

A.bettzickiana (Regel) Voss*

A.paronychioides St. Hil.

A.pungens Kunth

A.sessilis (L.) DC. [Alternanthera triandra Lam.] S:mukunu-wenna T:ponankani

 

9.05. AMARANTHUS L.

A.caudatus L.  E:love-lies-bleeding S:rana-tampala

A.dubius Mart. S:tampala

A.graecizans L. T:araikkirai subsp. graecizans subsp. silvestris (Vill.) Brenan subsp. thellungianus (Nevski) Gusev Traraikkirai

A.hybridus L. subsp. hybridus [Amaranthus frumentaceus Buch.-Ham.] var. erythrostachys Moq. [Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.] E:Prince of Wale’s feather S:rana-tampala var. hybridus L.

A.lividus L. subsp. lividus [Amaranthus oleraceus L.] S:tampala subsp. polygonoides (Moq.) Probst

A.spinosus L. S:katu-kera, katu-tampala T:mudkirai

A.tricolor L. [Amaranthus gangeticus L.] [Amaranthus mangostanus L.] S: sudu-tampala, tampala T:araikkirai,chirukirai

A.viridis L. S:kura-tampala T:araikkirai

 

9.06. CELOSIA L.

C.argentea L. S:kiri-henda

C.polygonoides Retz.

C.pulchella Moq.

 

9.07. CENTROSTACHYS Wall.

C.aquatica (R. Br.) Wall, ex Moq.  [Achyranthes aquatica R. Br.]

 

9.08. CYATHULA Blume

C.ceylanica Hook. f.

C.prostrata (L.) Blume  S:bin-karal-heba, bin-karal-sebo

 

9.09. DIGERA Forssk.

D.muricata (L.) Mart.  [Digera arvensis Forssk.] T:toggil

 

9.10. GOMPHRENA L.

G.celosioides Mart.

G.globosaL*  E:globe amaranth S:raja-pohottu

G.haageana Klotzsch*

 

9.11. IRESINE P. Browne

l.herbstii Hook, ex Lindley*

 

9.12. NOTHOSAERVA Wight

N.brachiata (L.) Wight  S:tampala Txhirupilai

9.13. PSILOTRICHUM Blume

P.elliotii Baker  [Psilotrichum calceolatum Moq.)

P.scleranthum Thw.

 

9.14. PUPALIA Juss.

P.lappacea (L.) Juss. [Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.] S:\vel-karal-heba var. lappacea var. orbiculata (Heyne ex Wall.) C. C. Townsend [Pupalia orbiculata (Heyne ex Wall.) Wight] Trkummidil, pichu-kodiya

 

9.15. TRICHURUS C. C. Townsend

T.monsoniae (L. f.) C. C. Townsend [Aerva monsoniae (Retz.) Mart.

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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