Centratherum punctatum

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Centratherum punctatum Cass.
  • The name Centratherum comes from the Greek word kentron which means spur and anthos (flower) referring to the flower having a spur-like base.

  • Synonyms : Centratherum intermedium (Link) Less., Crantziaovata Vell
  • Common Name : Brazilian Button Flower, Lark Daisy
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 18
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Van Chetana Kendra

About Centratherum punctatum Plant :

  • Habit : A tender perennial herb.
  • Stem : Usually erect.
  • Leaves : Opposite, obovate-lanceolate, coarsely toothed, dark green, smelling like a pineapple upon being crushed.
  • Inflorescence : Capitulum (Head)
  • Flowers : Lavender-blue in colour.
  • Fruit : Cypsela
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : November - December
  • Significance : An exotic cultivated garden herb.