Clematis gouriana Roxb.

 
  • Family : RANUNCULACEAE
    (BUTTERCUP or CROWFOOT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ranunculaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Clematis gouriana Roxb. ex DC.
  • Common name : Goat's beard
  • Vernacular name : Thalejadari (Kannada); Gowri-kuntala (Telugu); Bariamal, Badamganti (Oria); Murva (Sanskrit); Attumeesaikkodi, Muruvali, Poriporichangodi (Tamil); Moriyel, Morvel, Shendvel (Marathi); Nikidakodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Common on hills above 750m, usually spreading on thickets and trees along forest borders
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Horsley Hills (Chittoor district), Galikonda hills (Vishakapatnam district)
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Dharwad district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Sindhudurg district, Kolhapur district, Buldhana district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Bolangir district, Rayagada district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Indo-China, Himalayas
  • World Distribution : Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Java, Philippines, China, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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=Clematis gouriana. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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