Olax imbricata Roxb.

 
  • Family : OLACACEAE
    (OLAX FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Olacaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Olax wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Olax imbricata Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Gopurakaayi, Saraliballi (Kannada); Kukurbit (Marathi); Vandathuluku (Tamil); Mannankoran-kodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : A gregarious liana on shola trees with arching branches
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Collection Nos : CJS 2791, CJS 12412, CJS 16319
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Krishnagiri district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indo-China, Thailand, SW. China, Taiwan, Malesia through New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Micronesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Olax imbricata. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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