Cadaba trifoliata (Roxb.) Wight. & Arn.

 
  • Family : CAPPARACEAE
    (Caper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARIL FAMILY (करील फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CAPPARACEAE
  • Basionym : Stroemia trifoliata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cadaba trifoliata Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Purna (Tamil); Nallagara, Chekkondi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous and dry Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in dry deciduous forests, sacred groves, plains and coastal areas. Roots are medicinal.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M
  • Collection Date : 16/06/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-02
  • Collection Locality : Azhagar Hills, Madurai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district, Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Pudukkottai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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=Cadaba trifoliata. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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