Pentatropis capensis (L.f.) Bullock

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Basionym : Cynanchum capense L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pentatropis capensis (L. f.) Bullock
  • Common name : Salt killer vine
  • Vernacular name : Ambarvel (Hindi); Uppu kolluva balli (Kannada); Uppukkolli, Oopilakodi (Tamil); Chekurtitawa, Chekurutivva, Edupullateega, Chitapataku, Kakanasika, Poola pala (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains of hills and in scrub jungles on thickets
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, East Godavari district, Nellore district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Dharwad district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Iran
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Pentatropis capensis. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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