Gomphrena globosa L. (Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


(Images by Dinesh Valke, Identified by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 




Karthikeyan et al., (2009) have mentioned following species of Gomphrena in India:
  1. Gomphrena celosioides Mart. (syn. of Gomphrena serrata L. as per Catalogue of Life)
  2. G. ciliata Raf. (Introduced)
  3. G. dispersa Standl.  (syn. of Gomphrena serrata L. as per Catalogue of Life)
  4. G. globosa L.
  5. G. serrata L.


Karthikeyan, S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons, vol-I (Acanthaceea- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. p.p. 75.   

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name
Gomphrena globosa L. Herb Plains , Cultivated, Native of Tropical Africa Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 All districts Vaadamalli
Gomphrena serrata L. Herb Plains, Dry Localities/ Naturalized, Native of Tropical America Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 All districts  


Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 14.6.14:  

Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon name
Gomphrena globosa Amaranthaceae Gomphrena
Gomphrena serrata Gomphrena decumbensAmaranthaceae Prostrate Gomphrena

Gomphrena celosioides Mart.  (syn. of Gomphrena serrata L. as per Catalogue of Life)
Gomphrena celosioides C. Martius  (syn. of Gomphrena serrata L. as per Catalogue of Life)
Antidiabetic Plants in India and Herbal Based Antidiabetic Research By T. Pullaiah, K. Chandrasekhar Naidu (2003)- Details-
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details- 
Gomphrena celosioides (syn. of Gomphrena serrata L. as per Catalogue of Life))
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
‎Gomphrena (Amaranthaceae) :  5 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Gomphrena (Pl. click this link in blue colour to see the details).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added list of Indian species based on Karthikeyan et al. 2009.
Thanks a lot, ..., As per ITIS & The Plant List, Gomphrena dispersa Standl. is a synonym of Gomphrena serrata L.
However, I could not find much details of G. ciliata Raf. Pl. give synonyms given by the authors if possible. 
Gomphrena ciliata is an introduced species (as mentioned by authors) and no synonyms were given. It is an unresolved species in TPL 2013.


Pl. go through Gomphrena (Amaranthaceae) page with images of species (done by me) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.