Thunbergia fragrans var. fragrans C.B.Clarke

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Thunbergia fragrans
  • Variety : fragrans
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Thunbergia fragrans Roxb.
  • Common name : The White Thunbergia
  • Vernacular name : Thannikodi, Vellachedi, Kaasa nangaai (Tam.); Chakrakedar (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-53
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy, Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 12/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Way to Amirdhi R.F., Vellore district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Dry evergreen forest
  • Key identification features : Perennial climber, slightly hairy. Leaves deltoid, heart-shaped, thinly puberulous, base truncate with 1 or 2 broad teeth on either side, margin entire. Flowers axillary, solitary and white. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted near the base of the corolla tube. Capsule globose, narrowed into a sword shaped beak.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On hills above 750 m on thickets, by fences, forest borders and in exposed places.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Chittoor district, Kurnool district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China, West China, Nepal, Myanmar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. fragrans var. fragrans. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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