Symphorema polyandrum Wight

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Symphorema polyandrum Wight
  • Vernacular name : Badichang, Poiyam (Oria)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Flowers only when it is more or less leafless. The seed and root are used as an antidote to snakebite.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, A.N.Sringeswara & Imran Baig,
  • Collection Date : 08/04/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-32
  • Collection Locality : Amirthi R.F., Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Telangana : Mannanur range (Mehboobnagar district)
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Sundergarh district, Cuttack district, Sambalpur district, Angul district, Kalhandi district, TVM
    • Tamil Nadu : Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Malaysia, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
  • 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=Symphorema polyandrum. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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