Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Wrightia tinctoria
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.
  • Common name : Milky Way Tree, Pala Indigo Plant
  • Vernacular name : Shweta Kudaja (San.); Mitindrajou, Dodhi (Hin.); Kare kodasiga, Hale neeli kodumurki, Halle, Nilli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : S.Peters
  • Key identification features : Small deciduous tree. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, acute at base, acuminate at apex, glabrous or puberulous beneath. Flowers in terminal or axillary lax cymes. Corolla white or yellowish, with fimbriate coronal scales. Follicles 2, 15-50 cm long, cylindrical, cohering at apex.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Wood excellent for carving, turnery and toys
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka

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