Embelia ribes N. Burman

 
  • 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) : Embelia ribes Burm.f.
  • Common name : Embel, Embelia, Vidanga, Baoberang
  • Vernacular name : Vayvidamg, Bhabhiramg (Hindi); Vayuvidanga (Kannada); Vivilangam (Tamil); Vayuvidanga, Vidanga (Telugu); Vidanga (Sanskrit); Vayuvilangam, Vizhalari, Vizhal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in plateaus of Eastern Ghats above 1200m. Fruits are reportedly anthelmenthic, used for digestive and dental problems.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0609
  • Collection Locality : Sanyasimalai, Yercaud, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : Central Himalaya to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South China, Singapore
  • 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; 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=Embelia ribes. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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