Wrightia tinctoria var. rothii (G.Don) Ngan

  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Wrightia tinctoria
  • Variety : rothii
  • Basionym : Wrightia rothii G.Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wrightia tinctoria subsp. rothii (G.Don) Ngan
  • Vernacular name : Pala Kursha, Nili, Algila, Halgatti (Kan.)
  • Endemism : Deccan Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A deciduous tree; Bracts often pink or lilac; Leaves tomentose beneath; Petals are highly deflexed.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Some specimens of Godavari districts have large leaves, tomentose beneath and follicles up to 18 in. long. Root used as an antidote for snake bites.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Anantapur district, East Godavari, West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka Vol. 1; Gamble Fl. Madras Pres. Vol. 2: 816. 1921.; Neginhal, S.G., Forest Trees of the Western Ghats includes Eastern Ghats and Deccan Plateau. 2011.
  • 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=Wrightia tinctoria var. rothii. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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