Paederia foetida L.

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Paederia foetida
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Paederia foetida L.
  • Common name : Sparrow Calabash, skunkvine, stinkvine, or Chinese fever vine
  • Vernacular name : Bakuchi, Gandhali, Gundali, Khip, Prasaran, Prasarani, Somaraji, Somraj Assamese (Hin.); Prasarini (San.)
  • Key identification features : A slender twining shrub, glabrous or nearly so, foetid when crushed. Leaves opposite, ovate. Inflorescence of panicled cymes, axillary and terminal. Flowers sessile or pedicelled. Fruit broadly elliptic, compressed with 2 dorsally compressed pyrenes.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Bangladesh and southern Bhutan; Cambodia; Taiwan and China
  • Comments : Cultivated in gardens for its medicinal uses; sometimes occur as an escape
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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