Polygala sibirica L.

 
  • Family : POLYGALACEAE
    (MILKWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygalaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polygala sibirica L.
  • Vernacular name : Nela netralu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, shola forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in dry areas. Leaf extracts are used in treatment of respiratory disorders.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-303
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, China and Europe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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 sibirica. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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