Buddleja asiatica Lour.

 
  • Family : BUDDLEJACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Scrophulariaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Buddleja asiatica Lour.
  • Common name : White Butterfly Bush
  • Vernacular name : Ninda (Hindi); Karkkattan (Tamil); Ninda (Oria)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Degraded forests. Occasional on hills up to 1600m,along shallow river banks, ravines, shola borders.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia, China, Pakistan, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Buddleja asiatica. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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