Mussaenda erythrophylla Schumach. & Thonn.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mussaenda erythrophylla Schumach. & Thonn.
  • Common name : Red flag bush
  • Vernacular name : Red Mussaenda
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Several garden varieties differing mainly in the colour of expanded sepals
  • Key identification features : A pubescent shrub; One of the sepals is large, vermilion -scarlet in colour; Flowers small creamish white, a large spreading shrub; branchlets tomentose. Leaves ovate, acuminate at apex, silky hairy. Flowers in dense terminal cymes
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : CS 23
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Tropical West Africa
  • World Distribution : Cultivated throughout the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Mussaenda erythrophylla. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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