Cosmostigma racemosum (Roxb.) Wight

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cosmostigma cordatum (Poir.) M.R.Almeida
  • Vernacular name : Gharahuvoo (Kannada); Perum kahamugan kodi, Karutthankanni (Tamil); Adavi tamalapaaku (Telugu); Vattuvalli, Vattolam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, scrub jungles and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 750m,along forest border and wayside by thickets
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Cosmostigma racemosum. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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