Gouania microcarpa DC.

 
  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
    (BUCKTHORN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhamnaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gouania microcarpa DC.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in wet places in the forests of Western Ghats.
  • Key identification features : A large, unarmed, Climbing shrub with extra axillary tendrils
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Collection Nos : KFP 5279, CJS 16215
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ratnagiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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=Gouania microcarpa. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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