Cardiospermum canescens Wall.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SAPINDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cardiospermum corindum L.
  • Vernacular name : Kuthumadakkan (Tamil); Chumattukodi, Uzhinja (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, scrub jungle and plains
  • Key identification features : Tendril climber; capsule inflated; seeds black
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1.; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Cardiospermum canescens. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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