Saprosma ceylanicum (Gardner) Bedd.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Lasianthus foetens Wight; Saprosma ceylanica (Gard.) Bedd.
  • Synonym(s) : Saprosma foetens subsp. ceylanicum (Gardner) M.G.Gangop. & Chakrab.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Saprosma foetens subsp. ceylanicum (Gardner) M.G.Gangop. & Chakrab.
  • Vernacular name : Theenari, Theetanari, Peenari (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Leaves and flowers smell foetid when crushed, a characteristic feature of this Genus.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 July
  • 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=Saprosma ceylanicum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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