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Pastureweed

Cyathula prostrata

Description:

Cyathula prostrata (Linn.) Blume (Amaranthaceae), locally called Dayang or Tuhod-manok, English: Pastureweed, is an annual, branched herb, reaching a length of 1 meter or more; stems prostrate and creeping below; leaves rhomboid-oblong 2-8 cm long tapering to an acute base; spikes slender, peduncles 5-20 cm long; flowers are numerous, white and greenish about 3 mm; sepals hairy. It is a weed native to tropical Africa and Asia. It is found throughout the Philippines, in cultivated land, waste places, thickets, and forest margins, at low and medium altitudes. Plant parts are used for folkloric medicine, and leaves are eaten as a vegetable in some parts of west tropical Africa.

Habitat:

Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary at Nuvali (a 1,600 hectare development covered by the cities of Sta. Rosa and Calamba, Laguna).

Notes:

Reference: http://www.phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi-bin/d...

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Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2015

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