Polygala javana DC.

 
  • Family : POLYGALACEAE
    (MILKWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygalaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Selagachedi (Tamil); Kadassari (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in dry regions, grassy fields, roadsides and forest edges and on hills 250 - 800m. Abundant on the forest clearings
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 16/09/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 37666
  • Collection Locality : K.K.Kottala, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nigidi RF (Anantapur district), Talakona Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Kerala : Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, South East Continental Asia and Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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 javana. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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