Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale

 
  • Family : LEEACEAE
    (Leea Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KUKUR JIHWA FAMILY (कुकुर जिह्वा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : VITACEAE
  • Basionym : Phytolacca asiatica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale; Leea crispa L.; Leea herbacea Buch.-Ham.; Leea pumila Kurz
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale
  • Vernacular name : Vataal mara (Kannada); Jeera vali (Sanskrit); Nalugu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On slopes of hills
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruchirapalli district
    • Chattisgarh : Raipur district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia and China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Verma, D.M., et al 1985. Flora of Raipur, Durg and Rajnandagaon. Fl. of Ind. Ser. 3. pp. 78; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 -Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; N.P. Singh & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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=Leea asiatica. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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