Debregeasia longifolia (Burm.f.) Wedd.

 
  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (NETTLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Urticaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Debregeasia longifolia (Burm.f.) Wedd.
  • Common name : Wild Rhea
  • Vernacular name : Kurigeli (Kannada); Kattunochii (Tamil); Kerangi (Telugu); Kattunochi, Neeranji, Narambili, Njandumutta, Pulichi, Poonoolmaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 500m, in shade and near stream banks
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 31/10/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0381
  • Collection Locality : Swamy malai Hills, Vellor district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, Indo-China, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Debregeasia longifolia. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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