Canscora wallichii C.B.Clarke

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Gentianaceae
  • Species : Canscora wallichii
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canscora roxburghii Arn. ex Miq.
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Slender annual erect herb. Radical leaves are sessile, obovate to oblong with subcordate base whereas the cauline leaves are smaller and linear-oblong. Flowers are rose-colored or white in clusters of dichotomous cymes with a flower in each fork. Capsule narrowly oblong.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Rare, on moist rocks associated with mosses in moist deciduous forests and sometimes grows as a weed in cultivated fields.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); Kadapa district, Nellore district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. wallichii. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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