Tarenna asiatica (L.) Kuntze ex K.Schum.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Rondeletia asiatica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Chomelia asiatica (L.) O.Ktze.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tarenna asiatica (L.) Kuntze ex K.Schum.
  • Vernacular name : Thaerani (Tamil); Komari, Papidi, Konda papidi, Komi (Telugu); Jajanka, Jojoga (Oria); Kuppipoovu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous and shola forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on Hills up to 1400m. Less common in srub jungles.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy, Arun Singh R & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-166
  • Collection Locality : Papavinasanam, Tirumala, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, Nellore district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Dharmapuri district, SL, Namakkal district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Madurai district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Tarenna asiatica. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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