Wattakaka volubilis (L.f.) Stapf

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Basionym : Aclepias volubilis L. f.
  • Synonym(s) : Marsdenia volubilis (L.f.) Cooke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dregea volubilis (L.f.) Benth. ex Hook.f.
  • Common name : Milk-Weed Climber, Green wax flower, Sneezing silk cotton, Sneeze Wort
  • Vernacular name : Nakchikni (Hindi); Hegala balli, Pettajanka (Kannada); Kaattu aavaarankodi, Kurinjaa, Kodipalai, Kurnica (Tamil); Bandi-gurga, Pedda-gurga, Kalasaku, Bondiguruginga, Dudhipaala (Telugu); Dughika (Oria); Murva (Sanskrit); Hirandodi (Marathi); Vattakakkakkoti, Kakkalankodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Often grows on plains from the coast to 1300m
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : Sub-Tropical Asia
  • 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; 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=Wattakaka volubilis. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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