Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Leptadenia reticulata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Dori (Hin.); Hali balli (Kan.); Palaikeerai, Palaikkodi (Tam.); Kalasa, Mukku-tu-mudu, Palateega, Gutti pala teega (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : Sap is watery.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : June-April
  • Comments : Occasional on plains and foothills of scrub jungles. Pollinated by small dipteran insects.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Gingee Hill (Villupuram district) (Tamil Nadu State); Guntur district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Salur R.F. (Srikakulam district), Kambakkam Hills (Chittoor district), Kadapa district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Himalaya, India, Mauritius, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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=Leptadenia reticulata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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