Lasianthus jackianus Wight

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Lasianthus jackianus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lasianthus jackianus Wight
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun.Singh.R, Imran Baig
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : Large shrubs to small trees with hirsute branchlets. Leaves hirsute, elliptic-oblong, with entire margin. Flowers white, sessile. Fruit is a drupe covered with hairs. The species can be distinguished from others by their strigose hairs throughout.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Undergrowth of forest floor in evergreen forests of southern Western Ghats, also seen in Shola forests as an undergrowth. Known to extend towards northern Western Ghats (Ravikumar & Udayan, 2004)
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Kabbe hills, Kodagu district
  • Distribution Locality : Kodagu
  • Floras referred : Udayan, Ravikumar and Udaiyan 2004. New Plant records from the state of Karnataka. J. Ind. For. May, 2004.; Cal. J. Nat. Hist. 6: 512. 1846; Gamble, Fl. Madras 2: 646. 1993 (Re. Edition)

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