Millingtonia hortensis L.f.

 
  • Family : BIGNONIACEAE
    (Bignonia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NEELI GULMOHUR FAMILY (नीली गुलमोहर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : BIGNONIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Millingtonia hortensis L.f.
  • Common name : Indian Cork Tree, Tree Jasmine, Akash neem
  • Vernacular name : Neem chameli, Akas-nim (Hindi); Akasha mallige (Kannada); Maramallingai, Panner maram (Tamil); Kavuki, Manumalli, Katumalli, Akasa malli, Punaga, Manu sampangi, Karaku, Toka malli (Telugu); Akasaveppu, Maramalli, Kadesam (Malayalam); Sithahara, Bakini, Reali (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Commonly planted in gardens and avenues. Flowers are fragrant.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : South & Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : South & Southeast Asia, Malesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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=Millingtonia hortensis. Downloaded on 13 July 2020.

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