Tragia plukenetii Radcl.-Sm.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Tragia plukenetii Radcl.-Sm.; Tragia cannabina L.f. [Illegitimate]
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tragia plukenetii Radcl.-Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Karunchenthotti, Sirkanjori, Kanjuruttaan, Poonakkaachi (Tamil); Pedda dulagonda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to foothills of scrub jungles and in wasteland, paddy fields, stream banks etc. Also on hills of deciduous patches.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kadapa district
    • Telangana : Nizamabad district, Medak district
    • Karnataka : Bellary 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)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Tragia plukenetii. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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