Lasianthus jackianus Wight

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lasianthus jackianus Wight
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests at elevations 800-1200 m.
  • Comments / notes : Undergrowth of evergreen and shola forests. Known to extend towards northern Western Ghats (Ravikumar & Udayan, 2004)
  • Key identification features : Large shrubs to small trees with hirsute branchlets. Leaves hirsute, elliptic-oblong, with entire margin. Flowers white, sessile. Fruit is a drupe covered with hairs. The species can be distinguished from others by their strigose hairs throughout.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun.Singh.R, Imran Baig
  • Collection Locality : Kabbe hills, Kodagu district
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Udayan, Ravikumar and Udaiyan 2004. New Plant records from the state of Karnataka. J. Ind. For. May, 2004.; Cal. J. Nat. Hist. 6: 512. 1846; Gamble, Fl. Madras 2: 646. 1993 (Re. Edition); Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats
  • 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=Lasianthus jackianus. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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