Caralluma indica (Wight & Arn.) N.E.Br.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Basionym : Hutchinia indica Wight & Arn.
  • Synonym(s) : Boucerosia indica (Wight & Arn.) Plowes; Desmidorchis indiaca (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Caralluma indica (Wight & Arn.) N.E.Br.
  • Vernacular name : Kundalikombu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Dry deciduous forests, Scrub jungle
  • Flower, Fruit : October-July (Western Ghats)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Cuddalore district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Tiruvallur district, Villipuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ramakrishna et al-1995, The Asclepiadaceae and Periplocaceae of Karnataka; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; India Biodiversity.org Accessed on 11-07-2017.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Caralluma indica. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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