Canscora decurrens Dalzell

 
  • Family : GENTIANACEAE
    (GENTIAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Gentianaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canscora diffusa (Vahl) R.Br. ex Roem. & Schult.
  • Vernacular name : Shankhini, Sankhapuli (Hindi); Sankini soppu (Kannada); Chitti akchinta, Sankhaphuli, Janna jaada (Telugu); Paincki mircha (Oria); Kambumalinee (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along streams in moist places
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains in moist places, exposed slopes, along grasslands up to 800m.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Anantapur district, Guntur district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, DP
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia
  • 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; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa.
  • 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=Canscora decurrens. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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