Caralluma umbellata Haworth

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Caralluma umbellata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Caralluma umbellata Haw.
  • Vernacular name : Pussur (Hin.); Kalamulaiyaan, Sirunkalli, Yerumai kanni mulliyan (Tam.); Kundeti kommulu, Jinka kommulu, Kandalangay (Tel.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 37947
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 21/01/10
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub forest
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Comments : Abundant on foothills to 1300 m, characteristically among exposed rocks in scrub forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Yercaud Hills (Salem district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villupuram district), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Anantapur district, Horsley Hills (Chittoor district), Veligonda Hills (Nellore district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Puri district, Ganjam district, Gajapati district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnatakal; 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. umbellata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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