Disporum cantoniense (Lour.) Merr.

 
  • Family : LILIACEAE
    (Lily Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BACHNAG FAMILY (बचनाग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : COLCHICACEAE
  • Basionym : Fritillaria cantoniensis Lour.
  • Synonym(s) : Disporum pullum Salisb.; Disporum leschenaultianum D. Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Disporum cantoniense (Lour.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Launikuli (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests, Shola forests and grasslands
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11474
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, SE. Asia, Southern China, Japan, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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=Disporum cantoniense. Downloaded on 13 July 2020.

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