Duranta repens L.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Verbenaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Duranta plumieri Jacq.; Duranta erecta L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Duranta erecta L.
  • Common name : Golden Dew Drop, Duranta, Honey drops, Pigeon Berry
  • Vernacular name : Duranta kanti (Kannada); Duranta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Commonly planted along hedges and in gardens. Rarely as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Planted
  • Native : America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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.
  • 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=Duranta repens. Downloaded on 20 September 2019.

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