Plecospermum spinosum (Roxb. ex Willd.) Trécul

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MORACEAE
  • Basionym : Trophis spinosa Roxb. ex Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kattanimul, Koratti, Vennikodi, Ekki mullu, Parankolachedi, Paal kaattaanchi (Tamil); Berakanta, Banabanka, Banabana (Oria); Koriti, Kodiyari, Dayamulla, Alasale, Kokinta, Pottimurda chettu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and deciduous forests also in scrub and open forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1300m, especially as a colonizer.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Navendu Page, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankra Rao; Arun Singh R, A.N.Sringeswara & Imran Baig; Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 23-03-2016; 08-04-2014; 13-09-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0621; HJCB-E-29; HJCB-0047
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud-Salem Ghat road, Salem district (TN); Amirthi R.F., Vellore district (TN); Melpatti R.F., Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi 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 (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Subhimalayan tracks, India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Plecospermum spinosum. Downloaded on 5 April 2020.

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