Merremia emarginata (Burm.f.) Hallier.f.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Merremia gangetica (L.) Cufod.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Merremia emarginata (Burm. f.) Hallier f.
  • Vernacular name : Aakhukarnee (Sanskrit), Musakani (Hindi); Elikathu keerai, Perettaikkairai (Tamil); Elika jemudu, Yelakajeevaka (Telugu); Musakani (Oria); Elichevi (Malayalam); Undirkani (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Damp fields
  • Comments / notes : Common on plains, on the floor of scrub jungles, in bare wastelands and in black cotton soil
  • Key identification features : A creeping herb, rooting at nodes
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collection Nos : CJS 11359, CJS 11960
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Krishna district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Bengaluru district, Bidar district, Belagavi district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Kendrapara district, Khurda district,Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa & Asia, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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=Merremia emarginata. Downloaded on 11 May 2021.

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