Marsdenia tenacissima (Roxb.) Moon.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Basionym : Asclepias tenacissima Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Marsdenia tenacissima (Roxb.) Moon
  • Vernacular name : Jiti, Chiti, Siti, Tongus (Hindi); Panjukkodi (Tamil); Penujittu, Murva, Karudushtupa-tige (Telugu); Gha, Adhiri (Oria)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 500m.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/05/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39159
  • Collection Locality : Way to Atmakur, Kurnool district
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, Indo-China
  • 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; 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=Marsdenia tenacissima. Downloaded on 7 July 2020.

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