Vanasushava pedata (Wight) P.K. Mukh. & Constance

 
  • Family : APIACEAE
    (CARROT or CORIANDER or PARSLEY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apiaceae
  • Basionym : Heracleum pedatum Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vanasushava pedata (Wight) P.K. Mukh. & Constance
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Shola forests
  • Key identification features : Procumbent; rooting at lower nodes; Leaves are ovate, acute, serrate or scabrous; petiole sheathing at base; Umbels compound; Flowers white; Mericarps unequally winged.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Divya P.D
  • Collection Locality : Peermade, Idukki District, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work); 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=Vanasushava pedata. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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