Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Decalepis hamiltonii
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Maakaliberu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 13840, CJS 14128
  • Endemism : Southern Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A glabrous woody twining shrub. Leaves are simple, orbicular or elliptic obovate, Flowers are small (1.5 cm. diameter); corolla white, villous within and rotate; corona of 10 scales, alternately long and hooded and short triangular flat; Stamens 5 and alternate with triangular glands, anthers are fused with the style apex. Fruit is a follicle.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Tubers edible and sour in taste, used in pickles and highly medicinal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Davanagere, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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