Oxystelma esculentum (L.f.) R.Br.ex Schult.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Oxystelma esculentum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Dudhialata, Kirni (Hin.); Kulappaalai (Tam.); Dudhi pala (Tel.); Dudhialata (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40494
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/10/10
  • Collection Locality : Naganupula, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Marshland
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Comments : Occasional on plains by stream banks, canals and tanks in most hill ranges.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Kurnool district, Guntur district, Prakasham district, East Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kalahandi district, Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Egypt, West Asia, Tropical Himalaya, India, Indo-China, South China to Malesia
  • 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Oxystelma esculentum. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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