Mussaenda frondosa L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Mussaenda belilla Buch.-Ham.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mussaenda frondosa L.
  • Common name : Schizomussaenda
  • Vernacular name : Bellante-gida, Bellotti-gida (Kannada); Parathole, Vellila, Vellilam, Vellilathaali, Vellimayithali, Vellapperuma (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3.
  • 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 frondosa. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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