Hugonia mystax L.

 
  • Family : LINACEAE
    (FLAX FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Linaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : Climbing flax
  • Vernacular name : Mullu ankole, Modirakkani gida (Kannada); Mothirakkanni, Agori (Tamil); Kakibira, Pisangi, Gatrinta, Thenekaya (Telugu); Chulijinkha (Oria); Kaamsamarah (Sanskrit); Kaarthotti, Modirakkanni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests, also scrub jungles of the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in dry deciduous and scrub forests up to 900m. Flowers are showy.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Imran Baig & A.N.Sringeswara
  • Collection Date : 09/04/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-37
  • Collection Locality : Polur Ghat, Jawadhu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Palakonda RF, Guvvalacheruvu RF (Kadapa district), Chittoor district, Prakasam district, Nellore district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : All hills of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : South India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District.
  • 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=Hugonia mystax. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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