Quirivelia frutescens (L.) M.R.Almeida & S.M.Almeida

  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Quirivelia frutescens
  • Basionym : Apocynum frutescens L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W.T.Aiton
  • Common name : Slender Dog-bane
  • Vernacular name : Kaalidhudi, Dudhi, Dudilata (Hin.); Gauri balli, Koogal balli (Kan.); Udarkodi, Manipilaan kodi (Tam.); Illukatte, Nallateega, Karra tivva, Mani tivva, Korampala, Kaarampala, Palativva (Tel.); Madhobi, Soyamnoi, Tapar lohar, Sugandhi-mal, Swanati, Dudilata, Shymalata (Ori.); Ulpalasaaribaa (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0034
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R. & K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Alangayam R.F., Javadhu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : An evergreen woody twiner with milky sap. Leaves are elliptic-oblong or lance-shaped, tip pointed or tapering, dark green above, and paler beneath. Flowers are borne in many flowered clusters. Flowers are small with wheel-shaped spreading hairy petals, about 1 cm. across. Fruit is a follicle, solitary or paired.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Comments : Occasional on plains to 1100 m, in scrub jungles, deciduous forests and road clearings on thickets and bushes. A ready colonizer.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Kanchipuram district, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villupuram district), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Ananatagiri Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Ambakam Hills (Chittoor district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Himalaya, India, Sri Lanka, South-East Asia to Australia
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Quirivelia frutescens. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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