Maesa indica (Roxb.) A. 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) : Maesa indica (Roxb.) A. DC.
  • Vernacular name : Periya Unni, Thappachedi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 800m on the slopes, in thickets or by shola borders.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Lower 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Maesa indica. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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