Aerva wightii Hook.f., 1885:728



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: September 1914 (Nayar & Sastry, 1990:11 [as 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.

Nayar, M. P. and Sastry, A. R. K. (eds.). (1990, reprinted 2000). Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Volume 3. Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India. 271 pp., 8 pls. [p. 11]

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download]

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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