Launaea sarmentosa   (Willd.) Schultz-Bip. ex Kuntze  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Magnoliopsida

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Stoloniferous, glabrous herbs, with milky juice; stolons branched, 5-60cm long, rooting at nodes and producing secondary rosettes. Leaves rosulate, spathulate, dentate pinnatifid, rounded at apex, tapering into petiole. Heads 2-4 cm long, bright-yellow, solidary, axillary in bracteolate peduncles; bracteolate 6-12 , ovate-oblong, oblique, obtuse, each 2-3mm. Achenes 1-2 mm, linear, 3-4-ribbed, pappus white, cottony, connate at base.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal


• Maharashtra INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Manauli Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, West Island INDIA
• Orissa, Paradwip, Baroparia INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Paradeep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Stoddart, DR and Fosberg, FR (1972) South Indian sand cays Atoll Research Bulletin 161 1-25 Available at -
  • FloraBase Available at -
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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