Dioscorea wallichii Hook.f.

 
  • Family : DIOSCOREACEAE
    (YAM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Dioscoreaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dioscorea wallichii Hook.f.
  • Vernacular name : Kadu-Kanda (Marathi); Phalokando, Tunga-alu, Pita-alu (Oria); Cheranga (Telugu); Kattukizhangu, Purakilangu, Narukizhangu, Vali, Vara-kilangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Puri district, Angul district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, China, Eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malesia
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3.
  • 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 wallichii. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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