Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Pergularia daemia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
  • Common name : Trellis Vine
  • Vernacular name : Utarani, Utranajutuka, Sagovani, Gutuk (Hin.); Kurudigina balli, Halukoratiga (Kan.); Veliparuthi, Uthamani, Belapatri, Vaelipparuthi, Seendal kodi (Tam.); Guruli, Dushtupatige, Gittupaku, Gurti chettu (Tel.); Hunturi, Utrali, Uturudi, Itnadi, Iturhi (Ori.); Yugaphala (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-116
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy & Siddharth.S
  • Collection Date : 25/10/14
  • Collection Locality : Talakona-Tirupati road, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Open deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A straggler with milky latex. Leaves are ovate, base deeply cordate and apex acuminate. Inflorescence in umbelliform racemes. Calyx lobes subequal. Corolla lobes greenish-white, foetid, campanulate, tube slightly inflated. Corona doubled. Follicles paired, curved and echinate all over.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Comments : Occasional on plains in wastelands by wayside thickets, etc. Ready colonizer up to 1200 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, West Asia, India, Tropical Himalaya, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Pergularia daemia. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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