Ventilago denticulata Willd.

 
  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
    (Buckthorn Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BER FAMILY (बेर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : RHAMNACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Ventilago calyculata Tul.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ventilago denticulata Willd.
  • Vernacular name : Pittiraidhani (Hindi); Errashiratalatige, Verrachictali, Suratchekka (Telugu); Pitchuli, Pittoli, Pinchuli, Rainjhai, Piscogacha, Kantamali (Oria); Lokhandi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in hill forests; Fairly common in mixed forests in Odisha
  • Key identification features : A large conspicuous climber. Flowers with an offensive odour
  • Flower, Fruit : September-June
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy, K. Sankara Rao & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 24/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0491
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka WLS, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chalama (Kurnool district)
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Throughout
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : India, China, Myanmar, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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; 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=Ventilago denticulata. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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