Plumbago auriculata Lam.

 
  • Family : PLUMBAGINACEAE
    (LEADWORT or THE PLUMBAGO FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Plumbaginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plumbago auriculata Lam.
  • Common name : The Cape Leadwort, Cape Plumbago
  • Vernacular name : Nalla chitramulamu, Neelichitramulamu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as an ornament in gardens, hills above 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Cape Province (South Africa)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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=Plumbago auriculata. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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