Mussaenda laxa (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (Madder Or Coffee Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COFFEE FAMILY (कॉफी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : RUBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mussaenda laxa (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble
  • Vernacular name : Bellotti-gida, Bellante-fida (Kannada)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests
  • Key identification features : A Climbing shrub. Leaves broadly ovate. Cymes terminal, lax, densely hirsute. Berry ovoid, 1 cm across, black when ripe
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2166, HFP 2208
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara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=Mussaenda laxa. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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