Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f.

 
  • Family : COMMELINACEAE
    (Spiderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANA FAMILY (काना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COMMELINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Common name : Fluffy Cat Ears, Nilwanti
  • Vernacular name : Chingali mara (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On wet rocks of Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 400m.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; Raja K. swamy & Arun Singh
  • Collection Date : 15-11-2014; 12-09-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-242; HJCB-0019
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli forest, Anantpur district (AP); Javadu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district, Koraput district,
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Eastern Himalayas, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1006; 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=Cyanotis fasciculata. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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