Adenia hondala (Gaertn.) W.J.de Wilde

 
  • Family : PASSIFLORACEAE
    (PASSION-FLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Passifloraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adenia hondala (Gaertn.) W.J.de Wilde
  • Common name : Hondala
  • Vernacular name : Karimuthukku, Muthukku, Modekka, Thannikkeera (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2093, CJS 16759
  • Collection Locality : Vanagur (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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=Adenia hondala. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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