Dalechampia velutina Wight

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Dalechampia scandens var. velutina (Wight) Müll.Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dalechampia velutina Wight
  • Vernacular name : Maasukkodi, Pulivaalkodi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests, rocky areas
  • Comments / notes : On hills to 1300m as dense mats, on wayside thickets, especially by road clearings
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Navendu Page, Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0647; KFP 2683, KFP 11098
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Chamarajanagar district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; 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=Dalechampia velutina. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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