Ophiopogon intermedius D.Don

 
  • Family : LILIACEAE
    (LILY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ophiopogon indicus Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ophiopogon intermedius D.Don
  • Vernacular name : Thalaivalka, Orukkupullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola forests and grasslands, also Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on Hills above 1500m on shola floors
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Thailand, West China, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 Aug.
  • 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=Ophiopogon intermedius. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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