Celastrus paniculatus Willd.

 
  • Family : CELASTRACEAE
    (Staff-Tree Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MALKANGANI FAMILY (मालकांगनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CELASTRACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Celastrus paniculatus Willd.
  • Common name : Black oil plant, Climbing staff plant, Intellect plant
  • Vernacular name : Malakamni, Malkungi, Malkangni (Hindi); Kari gonne, Gangudekayi, Jyotisumathi (Kannada); Valulurai (Tamil); Pengu, Pengumal, Karsano, Katta pengu, Laibeheda (Oria); Jyostismati (Sanskrit); Malkanguni, Dhimar-bel, Jyotishmati, Kangli, Kangun, Kazad-Kungoni, Kiri, Piwalvel (Marathi); Cherupunna, Jyothishmathi, Killithinipanji, Paluzhavam, Valuzhavam (Malayalam); Moner tiga, Jyothismati (Telugu)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional, on hills along forest borders to 1400m.
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Siam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, China, Australia, New Caledonia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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=Celastrus paniculatus. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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