Turnera subulata Smith

  • Family : TURNERACEAE
    (Turnera Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : YELLOW ALDER FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PASSIFLORACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Turnera ulmifolia var. elegans (Otto ex Nees) Urb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Turnera subulata Sm.
  • Common name : West Indian Holly, Sage Rose
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Grown as ornamental plant, often found as an escape
  • Comments / notes : Rare in the Hills of Eastern Ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Malesia to Sri Lanka, India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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.; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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=Turnera subulata. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.

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