Breynia vitis-idaea (Burm.f.) Fischer

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Rhamnus vitis-idaea Burm.f.; Phyllanthus rhamnoides Retz.; Breynia rhamnoides Müll.Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Breynia vitis-idaea (Burm.f.) C.E.C.Fisch.
  • Common name : Indian snowberry
  • Vernacular name : Kadu nugge (Kannada); Manipullanthi, Sithuruvam, Seppulaa (Tamil); Jajan, Jhanjiki, Pohalakuli (Oria); Tikher, Suka surani (Hindi); Yellari, Purigudu (Telugu); Chuvannaniruri, Kattuniruri, Pavalapulla, Pavilapoola (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests, also moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hill plains, in wasteland and scrub jungles to 1000m. A low altitude replacement of B.retusa.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Raja K. Swamy, Navendu Page & Arun Singh
  • Collection Date : 25/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0661
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Koraput district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Southeast Asia, China, Malaysia, Ryukyu Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Breynia vitis-idaea. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.

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