Trichodesma indicum (L.) Lehmann

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Trichodesma indicum (L.) Lehm.
  • Common name : Indian Borage
  • Vernacular name : Andhahuli, Sal-knota (Hindi); Aatumooli soppu (Kannada); Kalithumbai, Kaasitthumbai, Pallichedi (Tamil); Guvva gutti (Telugu); Raktokoi, Turki, Heta Mundia (Oria); Adahapushpi (Sanskrit); Chota halpa (Marathi); Kazhuthakkali, Kizhakkamthunba, Pallichedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often in plains to 1000m; a weed of arable lands, fallow fields, dry deciduous forests etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan, subtropical Himalayas, Myanmar, Philippines, Mauritius
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Otissa 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; 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=Trichodesma indicum. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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