Rauvolfia densiflora (Wall.) Benth.ex Hook.f.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Basionym : Tabernaemontana densiflora Wall.
  • Synonym(s) : Dissolena verticillata Lour.; Rauvolfia verticillata (Lour.) Baill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rauvolfia verticillata (Lour.) Baill.
  • Vernacular name : Amalpori, Vanduvara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Very rare in Eastern Ghats up to 1300m..
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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=Rauvolfia densiflora. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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