Frerea indica Dalzell

    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Frerea indica Dalzell
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Among the rocky crevices of hill cliffs from an altitude of 750 to 1347 m.
  • Key identification features : Herbs or undershrubs, trailing or pendulous, sap watery; stems fleshy, quadrangular with scars of fallen leaves. Flowers solitary, extra-axillary, pedicels curved; corolla fleshy, yellowish green on outerside, deep purple on inner, with an irregularly shaped yellow spot at the centre of each lobe, divided less than 1/2 way down, fringed with fine, deep purple hairs on the edges; corona staminal, outer bowl-shaped, with five, short, broad, sinuate,-truncate lobes, arising from inner margins of outer corona lobes, 5 linear, truncate lobes, incurved at apex.
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district
  • Endemism : Maharashtra
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp. 361-362. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. indica. Downloaded on 20 May 2022.

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