Aganosma cymosa var. elegans (G.Don) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aganosma cymosa var. elegans (G.Don) Hook.f.
  • Vernacular name : Sitralina balli (Kannada); Seellakkodi, Kooruvelichan kodi, Manimalaan kodi, Sellakodi (Tamil); Malathi, Malti (Oria); Palavarikody (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and Deciduous forests near streams
  • Comments / notes : Forests up to 1500m; occasional along forest borders
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Nellore district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Dindigul district, Salem district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Muthumperumal, C 2009. Check List 5(1): 092-111; Middleton D.J. 1996. A revision of Aganosma (Blume) G. Don (Apocynaceae): Vol 5. (3): 455-482; 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=Aganosma cymosa var. elegans. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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