Oldenlandia diffusa (Willd.) Roxb.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Hedyotis diffusa Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Oldenlandia brachypoda DC.; Hedyotis brachypoda (DC.) Sivar. & Biju
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oldenlandia diffusa (Willd.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Snake-needle Grass, Spreading Hedyotis
  • Vernacular name : Bongam joi (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills from 1000 to 1500m by perennially moist places.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical east Asia, India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Malay Islands
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1; .; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 diffusa. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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