Hemidesmus indicus var. indicus (L.) R.Br.

 
  • 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) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : Indian Sarasaparilla, False sarsaparilla, Country sarasaparilla
  • Vernacular name : Antamul, Salsa, Kapuri, Magrabu (Hindi); Namada beru, Nannari beru, Sugandhi beru, Sogade beru, Anantha beru (Kannada); Nannari, Suganthipaala (Tamil); Nannari, Sugandhi paala, Muttava pulagamu, Sugandapala, Alsugondhi, Adavi ippateega, Chinna sugandha (Telugu); Onontomulo, Sugandhi, Raigadi, Chemiribaramula, Dudhi, Sukundi, Alsun kandi, Ladugora, Dudholeh, Thapa, Anontmul (Oria); Sariva (Sanskrit); Anantvel (Marathi); Kappikodi, Nannari, Narunandi, Naruneendi, Naruninli, Narunotti, Pakida, Paravalli, Sarsaparilla (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and scrub jungles, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Roots are fleshy and aromatic, considered as blood-purifier.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-June
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 28/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-154
  • Collection Locality : Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Hemidesmus indicus var. indicus. Downloaded on 9 April 2020.

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