Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Nothosaerva brachiata (L.) Wight
Aerva species in India:
Bengal Plants describes as per efi thread:-
(i) leaves opposite and alternate mixed; spikes in terminal panicles as well as axillary ——- A. scandens Wall. (a climbing undershrub; Behar; Chota Nagpur)- a syn. of Aerva sanguinolenta (L.) Blume)
(ii) leaves all alternate; spikes all axillary, fascicled —— A. lanata Juss. (an erect or prostrate undershrub; Behar; E. Bengal)
(iii) leaves filiform in opposite fascicles; spikes peduncled —– A. monsonia Mart. (a much branched herb in West Bengal; Chota Nagpur)
In A. lanata the flower cluster form very short spikes (0.5-1.5 cm long) in leaf axils; leaves are broader (1-2 cm broad), obovate or elliptic-orbicular
In A. tomentosa (syn. of Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. ) flowers occur in up to 10 cm long spikes forming terminal leafless white-woolly panicles; leaves are narrower (0.5-1 cm broad) and leaves linear to linear-oblong in shape;
According to Flora of British India, vol4. p728 :-
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