Fergusonia zeylanica Hook.f

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Fergusonia zeylanica Hook.f
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Southern subtropical hill forests
  • Comments / notes : Not common
  • Key identification features : Herbs with branchlets acute; Leaves subsessile, lanceolate, scabrous; Stipules connate; Flowers are axillary, pedicelled; bracteolate; Calyx-tube campanulate, lobed; Corolla-tube funnel-shaped, villous, lobed; Stamens inserted; filaments short; Style filiform with stigmatic lobes two in no.; Fruit crowned; Seeds oblong and fleshy.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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=Fergusonia zeylanica. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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