Salacia chinensis L.

 
  • Family : HIPPOCRATEACEAE
    (Salacia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANOR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CELASTRACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Salacia prinoides DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Salacia chinensis L.
  • Vernacular name : Ekanaayakana beru (Kannada); Batra (Oria); Sapta chakra (Sanskrit); Cherukoranti (Malayalam); Saptarangi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Stream banks of miost deciduous forests and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Common in semi-evergreen forests to 1000m
  • Key identification features : Straggling shrub, youger branches angular
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0479; HJCB-0487
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka WLS, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nashik district, Ratnagiri district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district, Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary (Balasore district), Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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 chinensis. Downloaded on 5 July 2020.

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