Procris crenata C.B.Rob.

  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (Nettle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BICHCHHOO FAMILY (बिच्छू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : URTICACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Procris wightiana Wall. ex Wedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Procris crenata C.B.Rob.
  • Vernacular name : Parampu, Tambu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1200m, in sholas. Sometimes epiphytic
  • Key identification features : Succulent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Sri Lankan, Subtropical Himalayas, China, Indo-China, Taiwan, Bonin, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. crenata. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.


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