Sarcolobus carinatus   Wall.  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Spermatophyta
Class: Dicotyledonae
Order:Gentianales
Family:Asclepiadaceae

Description
Twining shrub with slender, smooth branches. Leaves ovate or oblong, thick and fleshy, acute or obtuse at tip, rounded at base. Flower small, crowded, in axillary corymbose cymes, corolla yellow brown dotted. Follicles brown, ellipsoid, keeled. Seeds many, flattened .

Flowering and fruiting: July-October (West Bengal), May-June (Orissa), April-September (Andhra Pradesh).


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Baoli Lata
• Raigidi
• Latarai
• Baeaboddithega
• Palabodhu Theega
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer

Biogeography


• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Yanam (Lat: 16.7) (Long: 82.18) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Yanam (Lat: 16.76) (Long: 82.31) INDIA
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.76) (Long: 79.82) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.89) (Long: 79.8) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Orissa, False Point INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajendra N and Sanjeevi SB (2004) Flowering plants and fern in mangrove ecosystems of India: An identification manual ENVIS centre, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India. 110 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mangroves of India NIO's database on marine life of India (NIODMLI) Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/mangrove/index.htm
  • Balachandran, N; Kichenamourthy, S; Muthukumaran, J; Jayakanthan, M; Chandrasekar, M; Punetha, A and Sundar, D (2009) Diversity of true mangroves and their associates in the Pondicherry region of south India and development of a mangrove knowledgebase Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment Academic Journals 1 99-105 Available at - www.academicjournals.org/jene/.../Balachandran%20et%20al.htm
  • Saravanan, KR; Ilangovan, K and Khan, AB (2008) Floristic and macro faunal diversity of Pondicherry mangroves, South India Tropical Ecology International Association for Ecology, Cambridge University Press 49(1) 91-94 Available at - www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_49_1/11%20Saravanan.pdf
  • Kumar, VS (2005) An overview of mangroves in Andamans and its significance in maintenance of natural ecosystem Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 200-212 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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