Kleinia grandiflora (Wall. ex DC.) N. Rani

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Kleinia grandiflora
  • Basionym : Notonia grandiflora Wall. ex DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kleinia grandiflora (Wallich ex DC.) N.Rani
  • Common name : Leafy Cactus
  • Vernacular name : Aattukaal chedi, Muyal kadhu, Naainaakku, Ilaikalli (Tam.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0006
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy, Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 11/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Alangayam R.F., Javadhu Hills, Tamil Nadu
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-July
  • Comments : Occasional on foothills to 1400 m on bare slopes, exposed slopes, especially among rocks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot), Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu State); Veligonda R.F. (Prakasham district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Srikakulam district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Kleinia grandiflora. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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