Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra
About Gomphrena celosioides Plant :
Habit : A diffuse, procumbent or suberect herbs at times trailing; main stems prostrate, woody at the base, sometimes rooting along nodes, branches radially spreading or ascending, obscurely quadrangular, grooved, villous.
Leaves : Opposite, eliptic, oblong, obovate-oblong or spathulate, subacute or obtuse at apex, tapering at base, entire and hairy along the margins, glabrous or nearly so above, pubescent beneath.
Flowers : Flowers small, white or greenish-white in terminal heads, usually falling off from below upwards leaving persistent.
Fruit : Utricles ovate or ovoid, compressed, truncate at apex. Seeds reddish-brown, with narrow flattened appendage on one side.