Melhania incana Heyne ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On road clearings, hill slopes and open scrub jungles. Occasional weed
  • Key identification features : Decumbent, suffruticose; Leaves ovate, flowesr yellow.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/12/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-209
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Guntur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi;Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnata
  • 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=Melhania incana. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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