Ardisia solanacea Roxb.

 
  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
    (MYRSINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Primulaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ardisia solanacea (Poir.) Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Bisi (Hindi); Manipushpam, Kozhuruchi, Kozhikkottai (Tamil); Konda mayur, Chiluka rekka, Kunti, Konda bhogada, Adavi mayuri, Pagadmulaka (Telugu); Kadna, Katapenga, Bat-guri, Narsinghara, Hadokonkali, Jhartarat, Nursingkara, Bantala, Khati phalo, Kudna, Tinkoli (Oria); Kuzhimundan, Molakka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m on shola floor, near streams
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, W.China, Tropical Himalayas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Ardisia solanacea. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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