Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex J. E. Sm.

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (Madder Or Coffee Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COFFEE FAMILY (कॉफी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : RUBIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Sm.) Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Kattapeng, Pengu, Kuku-chalia, Macharanka (Oria); Therani (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in hills from 600 to 1500m, on slopes and inside sholas.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district,
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Salem district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Indo-Himalaya
  • World Distribution : India, Malay-Archipelago, Indo-China, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., 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. tomentosa. Downloaded on 18 January 2022.

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