Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Rauvolfia serpentina
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz
  • Common name : Indian Snakeroot, Rauvolfia root, Serpentine wood
  • Vernacular name : Chandrabhaga, Sarpagandh (Hin.); Sarpagandhi, Shivanabhiballi, Patalagandhi, Garudapataala (Kan.); Sarpagaanthi, Sivan amalpodi (Tam.); Sarpagandham, Patala ghandi, Patal gani, Paataala garuda, Pathala garadi (Tel.); Patal garur, Patal goruda, Patal giridi, Bhuin karua (Ori.); Sarpagandha (San.)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Comments : Occasionally planted in gardens on hills. Plant is highly medicinal.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Himalaya, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; 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; 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=Rauvolfia serpentina. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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