Becium filamentosum (Forssk.) Chiov.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Ocimum filamentosum Forssk.
  • Synonym(s) : Ocimum adscendens Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ocimum filamentosum Forssk.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kanchangoorai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wasteland, foothills of forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to foothills and wasteland
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Becium filamentosum. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

India Distribution

World Distribution

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