Canscora decussata Schultes & Schultes

 
  • Family : GENTIANACEAE
    (Gentian Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BHUIN NEEM FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : GENTIANACEAE
  • Basionym : Pladera decussata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canscora alata (Roth) Wall.
  • Common name : Canscora
  • Vernacular name : Shankhini, Sankhapuli (Hindi); Sankini soppu (Kannada); Chitti akchinta, Sankhaphuli, Janna jaada (Telugu); Paincki mircha (Oria); Kambumalinee (Sanskrit); Kanjenkora, Samgamoli, Sangupushpi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in plains and Shaded places
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : All districts of Odisha
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa through Mascarene Islands to Southern and SE. 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; 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=Canscora decussata. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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