Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia (L.f.) Benth.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SAPINDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (L.f.) J.G.West
  • Vernacular name : Viraali (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : The true D.viscosa is found only along the coastal plains, and the variant D.viscosa var. angustifolia is often found at higher altitudes inland. The disctinction can be made based on the flowers being bisexual and the fruits always 2-coccoid, straw coloured in D.viscosa and the flowers being unisexual and the fruits always 3-coccoid, tinged with reddish when ripe on the wings in D. viscosa var. angustifolia. (Matthew, 1983).
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. viscosa var. angustifolia. Downloaded on 20 January 2022.


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