Salacia fruticosa Lawson

 
  • 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 : Eakanayakam, Ponkarandi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests, also in the sacred groves and plains
  • Comments / notes : Common in evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1376, KFP 8827
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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 fruticosa. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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