Randia rugulosa (Thwaites) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Griffithia rugulosa Thw.
  • Synonym(s) : Oxyceros rugulosus (Thwaites) Tirveng.; Aidia rugulosa (Thw.) Swamin.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oxyceros rugulosus (Thwaites) Tirveng.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in forests of Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A large unarmed climber. Leaves opposite, elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers white, in leaf-opposed bracteate cymes. Fruit a berry, ovoid. Seeds few, rugose, immersed in pulp
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1351, CJS 13359
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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=Randia rugulosa. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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