Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.

  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
    (Myrsine Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : VIDANGA FAMILY (विडंग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PRIMULACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kaakkandangaai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests grasslands, and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m on thickets and forest borders.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Navendu Page, Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0582
  • Collection Locality : Karadyur, Yercaud, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Kanyakumari district, Alagar Hills (Madurai district)
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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=Embelia basaal. Downloaded on 1 December 2021.

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