Adenosma indiana (Lour.) Merr.
Adenosma capitata (Benth.) Benth. ex Hance, Adenosma buchneroides Bonati, Adenosmabilabiata (Roxb.) Merr.
|Malaysia||Rumput kuching-kuching, ruku hutan, tasek-tasek (Peninsular).|
|Cambodia||Mréch' te:hs (General).|
|Laos||Hnha:z khauz kamx (Sedone).|
|Thailand||Phrik kratai (South-eastern), kratai cham (South-western), khao kam (Eastern).|
|Vietnam||Nh[aa]n tr[aaf]n hoa d[aaf]u, b[oof] b[oof], ch[ef] n[ooj]i.|
It can be found throughout India, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, southern China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo and the Philippines.
A. indiana is an erect annual herb that can grow up to 70 cm tall. The stems are white-hirsute.
The petal is violet, 5-6 mm long and smooth outside.
The fruit is 3.5 mm x 2.5 mm.
A. indiana occurs in open deciduous forest, open shady grassland, rice fields and along watercourses up to 1200 m altitude.
Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.