Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Basionym : Asclepias daemia Forssk.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
  • Common name : Trellis Vine
  • Vernacular name : Utarani, Utranajutuka, Sagovani, Gutuk (Hindi); Kurudigina balli, Halukoratiga (Kannada); Veliparuthi, Uthamani, Belapatri, Vaelipparuthi, Seendal kodi (Tamil); Guruli, Dushtupatige, Gittupaku, Gurti chettu (Telugu); Hunturi, Utrali, Uturudi, Itnadi, Iturhi (Oria); Yugaphala (Sanskrit); Utarni (Marathi); Velipparuthi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Scrub and open deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains in wastelands and by wayside thickets. Ready colonizer up to 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Siddharth.S
  • Collection Date : 25/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-116
  • Collection Locality : Bakharapet ghat, Talakona-Tirupati road, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, Tropical Himalayas, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka
  • 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; 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=Pergularia daemia. Downloaded on 7 July 2020.

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