Paederia foetida L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Paederia foetida L.
  • Vernacular name : Gandhali, Parasaruni (Hindi); Savirela (Telugu); Gandhali, Prasaruni (Oria)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Hills of mixed forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : Leaves when crushed emit a foul/ foetid smell.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Angul district
  • Native : Himalayas
  • World Distribution : India incl. Andaman & Nicobar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
  • 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=Paederia foetida. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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