Randia uliginosa (Retz.) DC.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Gardenia uliginosa Retz.
  • Synonym(s) : Randia uliginosa (Retz.) Poir; Catunaregam uliginosa (Retz.) Sivar.; Xeromphis uliginosa (Retz.) Maheshw.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tamilnadia uliginosa (Retz.) Tirveng. & Sastre
  • Common name : Tamilnadia
  • Vernacular name : Adaka bare, Adkale (Kannada); Telkur (Oria); Adavi manga (Telugu); Karei Punnankara, Pindichakka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, near wet places
  • Comments / notes : A rare species. Fruits are eaten as vegetable
  • Key identification features : A small tree with thorns
  • Flower, Fruit : April-January
  • Collection Nos : CJS 16785, KFP 12818
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Malkangiri district, Koraput district, Angul district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; 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 uliginosa. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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