Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.
  • Common name : Milky Way Tree, Pala Indigo Plant, Sweet indrajao
  • Vernacular name : Mitaindrajou, Dodhi, Indrajau (Hindi); Kare kodasiga, Hale neeli kodumurki (Kannada); Vetpalai, Veppaalai, Irumpaalai (Tamil); Tella paala, Ankudu, Jedda paala, Akupala, Doddipala, Teddapala, Pala kordsha, Reppala, Chitti ankudu, Jeddepala, Palavara (Telugu); Pita karuan, Duda keruain, Dudhokriya, Kryo, Set kure (Oria); Shweta Kudaja (Sanskrit); Kala-kuda (Marathi); Aiyappala, Adukomba, Dhanthappala, Irumpala, Kambippala, Kotakappala, Neelappala, Thattan-chavana, Thinnamppala, Thondappala, Verrupala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and mixed deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains and hills to 1500m
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Salem district
  • Native : Australia, Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vienam
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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 tinctoria. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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