Salacia beddomei Gamble

 
  • Family : HIPPOCRATEACEAE
    (Salacia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANOR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CELASTRACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Korantivalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Shrubs scandent with branchlets lenticellate; Leaves oblong-obtuse, with prominent nerves below; Flowers pinkish yellow; Calyx triangled; Corolla glabrous, yellowish with white tinch at margins.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Salacia beddomei. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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