Argostemma courtallense Arn.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Argostemma courtallense Arn.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in rock crevices during rainy season in forests of Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A small herb with a tuberous root. Leaves in whorls of 4, very unequal, subsessile, ovate or orbicular-ovate, obtuse, glabrous. Flowers 4 merous, in terminal 3 - many-flowered simple umbels. Calyx-tube short; lobes ovate. Corolla white, rotate, lobes valvate. Stamens inserted on the corolla tube. Ovary 2-celled with numerous axile ovules. Capsule crowned with persistent calyx limb. Seeds minute
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Collector(s) Name : T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Nos : HFP 427, HFP 2040
  • Collection Locality : Kagenari, Shiradi Ghat (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Argostemma courtallense. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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