Pachygone ovata (Poir.) Meirs ex Hook.f. & Thomson

 
  • Family : MENISPERMACEAE
    (Moonseed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GILOY FAMILY (गिलोय फैमिली
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Basionym : Cissampelos ovata Poir.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Kattukkodi (Tamil); Pedda dusari (Telugu); Katukodyvally (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and foothills of scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Foothills to 900m along the slopes and shola borders
  • Key identification features : Leaves turn yellow with age
  • Flower, Fruit : December-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Seshachalam Hills (Kadapa district), Penchalakona Hills (Nellore district), Kadapa district (Kadapa district), Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Ballari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills, Thiruvannamalai Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Tiruvannamalai district (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, North-East Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381; 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=Pachygone ovata. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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