Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Rauvolfia serpentina
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz
  • Common name : Indian Snakeroot, Rauvolfia root, Serpentine wood
  • Vernacular name : Sarpagandha (San.); Chandrabhaga, Sarpagandh (Hin.); Sarpagandhi, Shivanabhiballi, Patalagandhi, Garudapataala (Kan.)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Rare in wild, cultivated. Roots are used in native medicine. Contain several bioactive compounds like reserpine, yohimbine, serpentinine etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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