Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.
  • Vernacular name : Dudhi, Dharauli, Dhaira, Daira (Hindi); Kadu kanagilu, Benki gida (Kannada); Karuppalai (Tamil); Tella pala, Tedlapala, Paala adavi venkudu, Paala bariki, Nugu pala, Pedda paala, Kailamukri (Telugu); Phadkurwan, Bot-kurhein, Duku keruen, Sanchi kurchi, Phao Kurni, Dhubo kure, Pal kurwan, Harido (Oria); Tambda kuda (Marathi); Mylampala, Nilampala, Nettampala, Thouthapal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : On hills to 1400m
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-328
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Koraput district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China. S.China, Malay Penisula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The 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=Wrightia arborea. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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