Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dog's tongue (Pseudelephantopus spicatus)

A recent addition to the Flora of Sri Lanka*. An introduced herb native to the Caribbean. First time recorded from altitude 400 m of Peak wilderness. Numerous naturalized plants observed at Meethirigala forest reserve of Gampaha district (Personal observation, 2016/01/29).

* Illustrated field guide to the flowers of Sri Lanka Volume 2 - J. & J de Vlas, 2014

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