Aspidopterys indica (Roxb.) Hochr.

 
  • Family : MALPIGHIACEAE
    (MALPIGHIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malpighiaceae
  • Basionym : Triopteris indica Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Aspidopterys roxburghiana A. Juss.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aspidopterys indica (Willd.) W.Theob.
  • Vernacular name : Dhola atundi (Oria)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Key identification features : Slender climber. Stem ferruginous hairy. Leaves ovate-elliptic, cordate to subcordate at base, acute-acuminate at apex, glabrous above, pubescent along nerves beneath. Inflorescense axillary, panicles. Flowers white.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, East Godavari district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Cuttack district, Angul district, Ganjam district, Koraput district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • 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=Aspidopterys indica. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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