Plumbago indica L.

 
  • Family : PLUMBAGINACEAE
    (LEADWORT or THE PLUMBAGO FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Plumbaginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plumbago indica L.
  • Common name : Rosy flowered Leadwort, Fire plant, Chitrakmool, Radix Plumbago, Scarlett Leadwort
  • Vernacular name : Lal Chitra, Rakthchitra, Chitra (Hindi); Kempuchitamool (Kannada); Errachitramulam, Agnimala (Telugu); Rango Chitaparu, Chintamani, Rakto chitaparu, Lal Chita (Oria); Chitraka, Dahanah (Sanskrit); Chethikoduveli, Chivappu-koduveli, Chuvana-koduveli, Koduveli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated or found as an escape. Root is used as abortifacient by the tribals
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Old World Tropics
  • 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; 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 indica. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

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