Kleinia grandiflora (Wall. ex DC.) N. Rani

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Basionym : Notonia grandiflora DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kleinia grandiflora (Wallich ex DC.) N.Rani
  • Common name : Leafy cactus
  • Vernacular name : Aattukaal chedi, Muyal kadhu, Naainaakku, Illaikalli (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1400m on exposed slopes especially among rocks of scrub jungles
  • Flower, Fruit : June-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 11/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0006; KFP 1028;
  • Collection Locality : Alangayam R.F., Jawadhu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Madurai district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Sri Lanka through India to Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; 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=Kleinia grandiflora. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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