Polygala elongata Klein ex Willd.

 
  • Family : POLYGALACEAE
    (MILKWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygalaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Periyanka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Among sedges and grasses in scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Common in open hill slopes among crevices of rocks. Root extracts are used in native medicine.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Siddarth
  • Collection Date : 25/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0059
  • Collection Locality : K.P. Dam, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Araku Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Nallamalai Hills, Srisailam Hills (Kurnool district), Udayagiri Hills (Nellore district); Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Amravati district, Bhandara district, Chandrapur district, Nanded district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Tippukadu RF (Vellore district), Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Polygala elongata. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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