Adenia wightiana (Wall ex. Wight & Arn.) Engler

 
  • Family : PASSIFLORACEAE
    (PASSION-FLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Passifloraceae
  • Species : Adenia wightiana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adenia wightiana (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Engl.
  • Vernacular name : Perumkorattaikodi (Tam.)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Common in dry deciduous forests of Eastern Ghats. The plant has tuberous roots and the fruit turns deep red when ripe can be easily confused for a member of Cucurbitaceae.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Kambakkam Hills (Chittoor district) (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Adenia wightiana. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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