Cryptolepis grandiflora 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) : Cryptolepis grandiflora Wight
  • Vernacular name : Pauru teega, Pamu teega (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : On plains and foothills to 500m in scrub jungles. Sometimes grown as garden plant
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Siddharth
  • Collection Date : 26/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-0228
  • Collection Locality : Talakona RF, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district, Villipuram district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Cryptolepis grandiflora. Downloaded on 3 April 2020.

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