Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (LOOSE-STRIFE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz
  • Common name : Fire-flame bush, Shiramjitea, Woodfordia
  • Vernacular name : Dawi, Thawi Santha, Dhaula, Dhaura, Dhai, Dhawai, Dhatuki (Hindi); Dhaataki (Kannada); Jargi, Seringi, Gaddaisinka (Telugu); Dhai, Dhatuki, Dhatki, Dhatuk, Jaliko, Harwari, Dhia, Jhattiko, Dhataki (Oria); Thathiripoovu, Thathiri (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Common on slopes, also in hills
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as medicinal plant
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Japan, Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Java, Sumathra, Sunda Islands
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Woodfordia fruticosa. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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