Dentella repens (L.) J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (Madder Or Coffee Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COFFEE FAMILY (कॉफी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : RUBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dentella repens (L.) J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
  • Vernacular name : Cherumaneli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In low-lying areas, river banks and drying bed of tanks in clayey soil.
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 350m
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district, Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : South and Southeast Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Northern Australia, Polynesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; 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=Dentella repens. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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