Coffea wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Psilanthus wightianus (Wight & Arn.) J. Leroy
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Psilanthus wightianus (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) J.-F.Leroy
  • Vernacular name : Vaedan, Uppulaathi (Tamil); Vadamally (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and deciduous forests, and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains of scrub jungles to 400m
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dindigul district, Pudukkottai district, Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Eastern Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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=Coffea wightiana. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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