Plumbago zeylanica L.

 
  • Family : PLUMBAGINACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Plumbaginaceae
  • Species : Plumbago zeylanica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plumbago zeylanica L.
  • Common name : White Plumbago, Lead wort
  • Vernacular name : Chitraka (San.); Bili chitra mula (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1246, KFP 2634
  • Key identification features : A moderate-size shrub with simple, alternate leaves. Flowers are upto 1 to 1.5 cm across with a long narrow tube. The sepals are covered with conspicuous glands. Fruit is an elongated capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Pantropics
  • Comments : Grows abundantly in fallows and wasteland.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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