Wrightia tinctoria subsp. rothii (G.Don) Ngan

  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (Dogbane Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARONDA FAMILY (करौंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Basionym : Wrightia rothii G.Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wrightia tinctoria subsp. rothii (G.Don) Ngan
  • Vernacular name : Pala Kursha, Nili, Algila, Halgatti (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Some specimens of Godavari districts have large leaves, tomentose beneath and follicles up to 18 inches long. Root used as an antidote for snake bite
  • Key identification features : A deciduous tree; Bracts often pink or lilac; Leaves tomentose beneath; Petals are deflexed.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Bengaluru district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Bidar district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Deccan Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka Vol. 1; Gamble Fl. Madras Pres. Vol. 2: 816. 1921; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis.
  • 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 subsp. rothii. Downloaded on 1 July 2022.

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