Aerva wightii Hook.f., 1885:728



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: September 1914

Rediscovered in January 1999



Tamil Nadu, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hooker, J. D. (1885). Flora of British India. Volume 4. London: L. Reeve & Co.


Other references:

Ahmedullah, M. and Naya, M. P. (1987). Endemic Plants of the Indian Region, volume 1. Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India. [p. 71]

Bhattacharyya, U. C. Haldar, Geeta. (1990). Red Data Book of Indian Plants, volume 3. Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India. [p. 11]

Nayar, M. P. (1996). Report II Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) for selected species of Medicinal Plants of Southern India, 12-14 February 1996. Molur, S. and Walker, S. (eds.). pp. 59. Coimbatore: Zoo Outreach Organisation.

Viswanathan, M. B. and Ramesh, N. (2003). Rediscovery of Aerva wightii (Hook. f.) Amaranthaceae, an endemic, presumed extinct species, from Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 100(2&3): 635-637. 2003


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