Oldenlandia auricularia (L.) K.Schum.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Hedyotis auricularia L.
  • Synonym(s) : Exallage auricularia (L.) Bremek.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oldenlandia auricularia (L.) K.Schum.
  • Vernacular name : Nela nekare (Kannada); Nela adaviaku (Telugu); Erachiketti (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Khammam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Cuttack district, Sundergarh district, Koraput district, Rayagada district
  • World Distribution : India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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
  • 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=Oldenlandia auricularia. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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