Rauvolfia tetraphylla L.

  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (Dogbane Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARONDA FAMILY (करौंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Rauvolfia canescens L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhamnus nepalensis
  • Common name : Garden Rauvolfia
  • Vernacular name : Pampukaalaach chedi (Tamil); Papataku, Bara chandrika (Telugu); Pambumkolli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Forest plantations also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Introduced from West Indies; now naturalised in Western Peninsular India
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : West Indies
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in other parts of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The 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=Rauvolfia tetraphylla. Downloaded on 7 July 2020.

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