Rhamnus wightii Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
    (BUCKTHORN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhamnaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kokkuvalli (Malayalam); Peyppula (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Montane scrub jungles and shola forests
  • Key identification features : Large woody climbing unarmed shrub. Berry globose, smooth, reddish purple when ripe
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Yoganarasimhan, SN., Subramanyam and Razi, BA (1981). Flora of Chikmagalur District, Karnataka. Intl, Book Distri., Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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=Rhamnus wightii. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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