Morinda umbellata L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Morinda umbellata L.
  • Vernacular name : Santhukkodi (Tamil); Kudaluchurukki, Ney-valli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, sacred groves and plains
  • Comments / notes : On hills to 1300m along shola borders or scandent on thickets with pendulous branchlets.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Malay peninsula, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, N. Australia
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Morinda umbellata. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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