Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Elephantopus scaber L.

Family: Asteraceae Genus: Elaphantopus Species:  Elephantopus scaber L.






Synonym Elephantopus carolinensis, Elephantopus sordidus Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Prickly leaved elephant's foot, Ban-tambakhu Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Elephant Foot, Bull's Tongue, Iron Weed Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Shijakpui Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Achenes 4-5 mm long, 10-ribbed pappus of 4-6 spiny bristles, C. 5 mm long
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous forests also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Pantropical Bark Details Pale grey, smooth
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species It is a rather coarse, rigid, erect, hairy herb 30 to 60 cm high, stems forked, and stiff Leaf Details Leaves radical, rossetted at base, 6-18 X 2-5 cm, obovate to oblong apex obtuse

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found