Aerva lanata – Famine Foods

Aerva lanata


India (Deccan): seeds and leaves eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Bengali: Chaya. Rajasthani: Bhui. Sindhi: Bhui, Jari. Punjabi: Bui -kaltan (flowers as sold in bazaars). Duk.: Kul -ke -jar, Khul. Trans-Indus: Asmei, Spirke, Sasai. Marathi:Kapu -madhura. Tamil: Sirru -pulay -vayr. Telugu: Pinde-conda, Pindi-chetter. Sanskrit: Astmabayda.
Altitude parameter - up to 3000 feet. [NB this latter name is also identified Acorus calamus L. (Acoraceae).

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