Borreria ocymoides (Burm.f.) DC.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Spermacoce ocymoides Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Spermacoce ocymoides Burm.f.
  • Vernacular name : Tharakeera (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Foot hill, scrub forests and wasteland
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 1400m , on bare slopes along the wayside in thin layer of soil
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Salem district, Dharmapuri district
  • World Distribution : Tropical America, Africa, India to Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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.
  • 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=Borreria ocymoides. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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