Homonoia riparia Lour.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species : Homonoia riparia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Homonoia riparia Lour.
  • Vernacular name : Jalaveetasah, Vetasah (San.); Jalbent (Hin.); Sannapaashanabeda, Holenage, Narganagile (Kan.);
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12591 (male); 12214 (female), KFP 12743
  • Key identification features : A large shrub or a small tree common on river beds, dioecious. Leaves are simple, linear-lanceolate, up to 20 cm long, 3 cm wide, with yellow scales beneath. Flowers are small on spikate inflorescence, male flowers pink whereas females are brownish and sessile. Fruit is a schizocarp of 3 cocci.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, South-east Asia
  • Comments : Planted as an erosion retardant in Sumatra. Ropes are made from bark in China (Mabberley,1997).
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Mysore, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi

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