Securinega leucopyrus (Willd.) Müll.Arg.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
  • Basionym : Flueggea leucopyrus Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Flueggea leucopyrus Willd.
  • Common name : Spinous Fluggea
  • Vernacular name : Harratto, Aenta (Hindi); Bilishooli gida, Gudale gida (Kannada); Vellaipula, Madhupullanthi (Tamil); Pandurhaphali, Bhooriphali (Sanskrit); Ambborippachila, Mulpulanji, Perimklavu, Vellamullaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on foothills to 750m in scrub jungles; a low altitude replacement of S.virosa.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Nellore district, Guntur district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Kolar district, Udupi district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Securinega leucopyrus. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.

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