Hedyotis neesiana Arn.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Hedyotis nitida Wight & Arn. (ill.); Oldenlandia nitida (Kurz) Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hedyotis neesiana Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Kallukkoduveli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Key identification features : A trailing herb, branches are 4-angled. Leaves are subsessile, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate. Flowers are white, subsessile in axillary fascicles. Corolla-tube is 2-3 mm long, lobes are ovate. Capsule ovoid, dehiscing at the top only.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Malkangiri district, Sambalpur district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; 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=Hedyotis neesiana. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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