Benkara malabarica (Lam.) Tirveng.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Benkara malabarica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Benkara malabarica (Lam.) Tirveng.
  • Vernacular name : Sanna kaare, Bili kaare mullu (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : A shrub, usually armed with short spines. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate or oblanceolate, acute or obtuse at apex. Flowers white or yellowish, 5-merous. Corolla salver-shaped. Fruit a globose berry, red when ripe. Seeds about 8, angled and compressed
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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