Didymocarpus tomentosus Wight

 
  • Family : GESNERIACEAE
    (GESNERIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Gesneriaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Didymocarpus rottlerianus var. tomentosa (Wight) Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Henckelia incana (Vahl) Spreng.
  • Vernacular name : Paraiotti (Tamil); Elichuzhien, Kalthamara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On wet rocks in grasslands and deciduous forests associate with Liverworts
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Eastern Ghats among rocky crevices and boulders in moist places.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8954
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Dindigul district, Coimbatore district, Tiruvallur district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; 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=Didymocarpus tomentosus. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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