Rubus niveus Thunb.

 
  • Family : ROSACEAE
    (Rose Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GULAB FAMILY (गुलाब फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ROSACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rubus niveus Thunb.
  • Common name : Ceylon Raspberry, Mysore Raspberry, Mahabaleshwar Raspberry, Snowpeaks raspberry
  • Vernacular name : Kalahinsalu, Kalianchhi (Hindi); Gomili (Kannada); Kolaalindu, Karunkanni, Vellaicheethi (Tamil); Karimcheechi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in grasslands
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1200m by shola borders or on bare slopes. A ready colonizer.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Namakkal district, Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : Indo-Himalaya
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan, Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Java, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Karuppusamy 2014; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 July
  • 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=Rubus niveus. Downloaded on 2 June 2020.

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