Dioscorea belophylla (Prain) Voigt ex Haines

 
  • Family : DIOSCOREACEAE
    (Yam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANA ALU FAMILY (बन आलु)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : DIOSCOREACEAE
  • Basionym : Dioscorea nummularia var. belophylla Prain
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dioscorea belophylla (Prain) Voigt ex Haines
  • Vernacular name : Narathega (Telugu); Bhat kando, Parlu, Korondi alu, Kunda alu, Tarakanda, Malara (Oria)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district,
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Angul district, Puri district, Sambalpur district, Cuttack district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, 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=Dioscorea belophylla. Downloaded on 30 October 2020.

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