Viola pilosa Blume

 
  • Family : VIOLACEAE
    (VIOLET FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Violaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Viola serpens Wall. ex Ging.; Viola wightiana Wall. ex Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Viola pilosa Blume
  • Vernacular name : Bilikamakasturi (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Small herb
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9617, KFP 11384, CS 1225
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia and China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Ravichandran V personal observation 2015 Feb.
  • 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=Viola pilosa. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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