Merremia tridentata subsp. hastata (Hallier f.) Ooststr.

    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Xenostegia tridentata subsp. hastata (Ooststr.) Parmar
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Merremia tridentata (L.) Hallier f.
  • Vernacular name : Cheruvayera, Prasarani (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Most common in higher altitudes near rocks and dry places and occasional in open forests
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-283
  • Collection Locality : Pulivendula Ghat, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Nuapada district, Khurda district, Puri 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)
  • Native : Tropical & sub-Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : Tropical E. Africa, Mascarene Islands, Tropical Asia to Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia and Micronesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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. tridentata subsp. hastata. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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