Thunbergia fragrans var. fragrans C.B.Clarke

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : Wight Thunbergia, Thunbergia wight gem
  • Vernacular name : Thannikodi, Vellachedi, Kasanagai (Tamil) Noorvan-vally (Malayalam); Chakrakedar (Oria)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Dry Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 750m on thickets, by fences, forest borders and in exposed places of deciduous forests and plains
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 12/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-53
  • Collection Locality : Way to Amirdhi R.F., Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China, Nepal, Myanmar, Indo-Malaysia, Australia, Bhurma
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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 (1). 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=Thunbergia fragrans var. fragrans. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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