Decaschistia crotonifolia Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Decaschistia crotonifolia Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Kolle (Kannada); Selangamaram (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional clums on bare slopes, especially among rocks in deciduous forests, up to 1500m
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M; S.B. Manohar & K.P. Sreenath; S.R. Ramesh & S.B. Manohar
  • Collection Date : 17-06-2014; 07-04-1979; 15-05-1979
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-24; KFP 6644; KFP 7573
  • Collection Locality : Sirumalai Hills, Dindiga ditrict (TN); M.M. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA); B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA); Papavinasanam, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Nellore district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; 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.
  • 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=Decaschistia crotonifolia. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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