Cordia gharaf (Forssk) Ehr.& Asch.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cordia sinensis Lam.
  • Vernacular name : Condani (Marathi); Narivirayan (Malayalam); Chinna botuku (Telugu); Narville, Sirnaruvuli, Narivirian (Tamil); Gundi, Cadusalle (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains up to 800m. Dry deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : Branchelets drooping. Bark blackish-grey
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Namakkal district, Cuddalore district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Arabia, North Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; 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=Cordia gharaf. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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