Chonemorpha fragrans (Moon) Alston

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Chonemorpha fragrans
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chonemorpha fragrans (Moon) Alston
  • Vernacular name : Garbhedare (Hin.); Manjinaru (Kan.); Murva (San.)
  • Key identification features : A scandent shrub with copious milky latex. Leaves are opposite, large, broadly-oblong, cordate at base and hairy beneath. Flowers are in terminal lax cymes, large, salver-shaped with lobes broadly rounded. Fruit is a follicle.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Rare, climbing on shola trees of higher hills to about 1300 m. Sometimes planted in estates and households.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Chonemorpha fragrans. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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