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Pitawakka

 

•  Common Name : Pitawakka

 

•  Scientific Name : Philanthus debilis

 

•  Family : Euphorbiaceae

 

•  Life cycle : Annual

 

•  Morphological characters : Erect succulent plant with well branched, around 40 - 50 cm height, ovate leaves alternately arranged. Leaf margine entire.

 

 

•  Propagation : Seeds

 

•  Agricultural importance : Compete for light, moisture,

space, nutrients. Reduce the yield qualitatively and quantitatively.

 

•  Uses : No special use

 

•  Control measures : Manual and mechanical weeding Chemical control

Roundup or Gramoxon.