Ardisia missionis Wall. ex A.DC.

  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
    (Myrsine Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : VIDANGA FAMILY (विडंग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PRIMULACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ardisia missionis Wall. ex A.DC.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : A small tree. Leaves alternate to subvericillate, oblanceolate, acute at apex, rounded and more or less auricled at base. Inflorescence a large terminal panicle. Calyx lobes triangular, acute. Corolla pink; lobes with resinous dots. Berry 7 mm across, striate, red when ripe.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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. missionis. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.


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