Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.f.) R.Br.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.f.) R.Br.
  • Common name : Camel Bush
  • Vernacular name : Hetenuria, Jala Sirasa (Hindi); Kazhuthaikaali (Kaluthaikali) (Tamil); Pedda nosanugu (Telugu); Heta Mundia (Oria)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills by exposed slopes, arable and wasteland. A ready colonizer.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Namakkal district, Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Mascarene Islands, Malaya, Australia
  • 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; 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; 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 zeylanicum. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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