Caesulia axillaris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Caesulia axillaris Roxb.
Common Name(s):
English Pink Node Flower

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-05-02
Assessor(s): Gupta, A.K.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Lansdown, R.V.
The species occurs throughout much of the Indian subcontinent, occurring over a large area. There are no indications that it is in decline and given its capacity to exploit anthropogenic habitats such as rice fields, it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species occurs from Pakistan east through India and Nepal to Bangladesh and Myanmar (Ramakrishnan 1964, Flann 2009, Niroula et al. 2010),
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu); Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):150
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Sometimes found floating but usually grows rooted in the substrate in shallow water at the edges of tanks but is also found in marshes, wet meadows, along the banks of irrigation canals and ditches and also sometimes in rice fields where it is not considered to be a pest
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: A medicinal plant. The oil when extracted, exhibits antifungal, antibacterial and antifeedent properties.Also used as a food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required.

Citation: Gupta, A.K. 2011. Caesulia axillaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T168968A6556955. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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