Neurocalyx calycinus (R.Br. ex Benn.) Rob.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Argostemma calycinum R.Br.
  • Synonym(s) : Neurocalyx wightii Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Neurocalyx calycinus (R.Br. ex Benn.) Robins.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Western Ghats.
  • Key identification features : An erect herb; stem woody, short. Leaves opposite, crowded toward the apices of branches. Flowers 1-2 cm across. Fruit dry, dehiscing irregularly. Seeds many, globose
  • Flower, Fruit : March-July
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1531, HFP 1912
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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=Neurocalyx calycinus. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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