Opilia amentacea Roxb.

 
  • Family : OPILIACEAE
    (False Olive Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CANSJERA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OPILIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Opilia amentacea Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Manjanda marm (Tamil); Kau, Bodelia, Karabadalia, Duraikuli (Oria)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common, straggler with numerous arching branches
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Navendu Page, K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy; Arun Singh R, A.N.Sringeswara & Imran Baig
  • Collection Date : 25-03-2016; 08-04-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0667; HJCB-E-33
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN); Polur Ghat, Jawadhu Hills Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Angul district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Tropical Africa, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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=Opilia amentacea. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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