Kydia calycina Roxb.

 
  • 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) : Kydia calycina Roxb.
  • Common name : Roxburgh's Kydia, Pula
  • Vernacular name : Pula, Choupultiya, Pathra, Polao (Hindi); Bellaka, Naayibende mara, Bendai (Kannada); Vendai (Tamil); Potri, Konda potri, Pacha bottuka, Pondiki (Telugu); Bankapasia, Barimo, Kapasia (Oria); Varang, Bhoti, Illya, Potari, Varse (Marathi); Vellachadachi, Vellukku, Vellukkuventa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in deciduous forests up to 1000m. Does not grow in arid regions
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Vellore district, Coimbatore district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : India, China, Bhutan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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 & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere 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=Kydia calycina. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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