Hewittia malabarica (L.) Suresh

    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Basionym : Convolvulus malabaricus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Hewittia bicolor Wight & Arn.; Hewittia scandens (J. König ex Milne) Mabb.; Convolvulus scandens J. König ex Milne
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hewittia malabarica (L.) Suresh
  • Vernacular name : Ohanamvalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on thickets in hills
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Nvaendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0549
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Penukonda R.F. (Ananthapur district), Veldurthi R.F. (Kurnool district), West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, CT
    • Karnataka : Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary (Balasore district), Berbera Forest (Khurda district), Angul district, Dhenkanal district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Asia, Malaysia, Polynesia, America
  • 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; 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.; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; K.G. Bhat. Flora of Udupi District, Karnataka.
  • 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=Hewittia malabarica. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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