Centella asiatica

Centella asiatica Centella asiatica Centella asiatica

Centella asiatica - Common weed all over the island, prostrate stems 10 cm-1 m long. Leaves 1-6, clustered on a short shoot at each node, orbicular to reniform in outline, 0.5 to 2 cm long, 1-3 cm broad, margins entire, crenate or dentate. Petioles 1-10 cm long, pedicels very short, 0.5 to 1 mm long. Umbels mostly 3-flowered, petals white or rose-tinged, minute. Fruits orbicular to ellipsoid, 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm broad.

Scientific Name Centella asiatica
Family Name APIACEAE
English Name Pennywort
Local Name Gotukola (ගොටු කොළ)
Sanskrit Name Mandukaparni
Conservation Status Least concerned (NCS 2012)
Status Native
Edible Parts The whole plant is used for medicinal purposes.

Centella asiatica Centella asiatica Centella asiatica

 

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