Canscora heteroclita (L.) Gilg

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Gentianaceae
  • Species : Canscora heteroclita
  • Basionym : Gentiana heteroclita L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canscora heteroclita (L.) Gilg
  • Collection Nos : FAP 42022; HJCB-E-286
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 26/01/2014; 02/01/2016
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State; Batrepalli, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : Erect annual herb with a 4-winged stem. Leaves are broadly ovate, apex acutely apiculate, upper leaves are linear-lanceolate. Flowers are rose coloured, in dichasial cymes, becoming monochasial. Capsule oblong-compressed, brownish.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Comments : Often on plains in moist places, exposed slopes, along grasslands and stream banks up to 1000 m. Often associated with other Canscora spp.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Eddaikkal R.F. (Villupuram district), Alagar Hills (Madurai district) (Tamil Nadu State); Palakonda Hills (Kadapa district), Nellore district, Anantapur district, Kambakkam Hills (Chittoor district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Keonjhar district, Sambalpur district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. heteroclita. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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