Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop

 
  • Family : LILIACEAE
    (LILY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Basionym : Scilla indica Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Urginea indica (Roxb.) Kunth; Scilla coromandeliana Roxb.; Urginea coromandeliana Hook.f.; Urginea wightiana Hook.f.; Urginea govindappae A.Boraiah & Fathima; Indurgia govindappae (A.Boraiah & Fathima) Speta; Drimia nagarjunae (Hemadri & Swahari) Anand Kumar; Urginea nagarjunae Hemadri & Swahari
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop
  • Common name : Indian squill
  • Vernacular name : Vanapalandu (Sanskrit); Jangli-piaz (Marathi); Kanthanga, Kattulli, Vishamangi (Malayalam); Adavi ulligadda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Open forests and grassy places
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Nellore district
    • Telangana : Nizamabad district
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district, Bengaluru district, Bidar district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Amravati district, Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Bolangir district, Kalhandi district, Boudh district, Nayagarh district, Angul district, Mayurbhanj district, Rayagada district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Nepal, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Pullaiah, 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh, Vol. 3. pp. 990; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore Districts; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Drimia indica. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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