Ophiorrhiza mungos L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ophiorrhiza mungos L.
  • Common name : Indian snake root, Mongoose plant
  • Vernacular name : Sarhati (Hindi); Patalagaruda (Kannada); Sarpakshi (Sanskrit); Avilpori, Chembajarinjil, Pera-aratha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : January-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V, personal observation 2009 Nov.
  • 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=Ophiorrhiza mungos. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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