Byttneria herbacea Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 1: 28 1795.;
As per Flora of India Volume 3 (1993), it is distributed in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
 

Profusely branched prostrate herbs, stem hairy. Leaves simple, alternate, 2-3 x 1.5-2.5 cm, ovate, base cordate, margin dentate, hairy, glabrous beneath; bracts 1-3, subulate; calyx lobes basally fused, 4 mm, oblong-lanceolate; petals appendaged, 4 mm, red; staminal tube with 5 stamens and 5 staminodes; ovary pubescent, 5-celled. Fruit 0.8 mm across, globose, septicidal; seeds 1 in each locule, muricate.

Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Scrub jungles
Peninsular India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
 


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Byttneria herbacea Roxb. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).  

Byttneria herbacea Roxb.
Found in Makalidurga, Karnataka
June 29th


Very interesting plant. Thank you … for the post
Could any one tell me the range of distribution of this plant?


Thank you ma’am.

I am not aware myself about the distrbution about this plant.

On this hill though, it was very common. You only have to look down to see it.


As per Flora of India Volume 3 (1993), it is distributed in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Pl. see Byttneria


Photographed this herb form Satpura Tiger Reserve on 30-9-09

I think it is Byttneria herbacea.

Experts pl confirm or inform otherwise


Nice pictures …, as usual. The id is correct. 

Kindly help to trace this herb found on rocky places in dry deciduous forests of Satyamangalam RF. 
Date: 22 Jan 2010

Byttneria herbacea of Sterculiaceae. Leaf-paste applied on cuts & wounds for cure. So, called as ‘Vettu kaaya thazhai’ in Tamil.


Tridax procumbens is also called as ‘Vettu kaaya poondu’, as it can be plastered on cut wounds for curing.


Not only that but Clerodendrum infortunatum, Mimosa pudica, Vernonia cinerea and Chromolaena odorata also traditionally using for curing wounds.

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1
 GRIN  India Biodiversity Portal  CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names … By Umberto Quattrocchi (2012- Details) Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- Details) 

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