Dioscorea hamiltonii Hook.f.

 
  • Family : DIOSCOREACEAE
    (YAM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Dioscoreaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dioscorea hamiltonii Hook.f.
  • Vernacular name : Parlu, Sutha alu (Oria); Moodavenni, Sandikilangu, Thalikkizhangu, Venni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in the forests of Northern Eastern Ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district
  • World Distribution : Indian subcontinent, Taiwan, SE. China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district
  • 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=Dioscorea hamiltonii. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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