Canscora heteroclita (L.) Gilg

 
  • Family : GENTIANACEAE
    (Gentian Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BHUIN NEEM FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : GENTIANACEAE
  • Basionym : Gentiana heteroclita L.
  • Synonym(s) : Canscora sessiliflora (Roxb.) Schult.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canscora heteroclita (L.) Gilg
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist places in rocky and laterite areas of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains in moist places, exposed slopes, along grasslands and stream banks up to 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02-01-2016; 26-01-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-286; FAP 42022
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli RF, Anantapur district (AP); Kalasamudram RF, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Nellore district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Keonjhar district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Villipuram district, Madurai district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Canscora heteroclita. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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