Climbing Randia
Share Foto info
Climbing Randia
ative Photo: Jayesh Patil
Common name: Climbing Randia • Kannada: ಬಳ್ಳಿ ಕಾರೆ Balli Kaare • Konkani: वेल गेळा Vel Gela • Malayalam: വള്ളിക്കാര Vallikkaara • Marathi: वेल गेळा Vel Gela • Tamil: கொடிக்காரை Kodi Karai Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Oxyceros rugulosus    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Randia rugulosa

Climbing Randia is a large climbing shrub with stout pendulous branches. Leaves are elliptic blunt or sometimes lanceshaped, 7-18 cm long, 3.5-7.5 cm broad, strongly nerved. Flowers are stalked, with the flower-tube much shorter than the petals. Flowers are white, 0.8-1.7 cm across. Sepal cup is hemspheric, with variable teeth. Berries are the size of pea. Climbing Randia is found in the Western Ghats. Flowering: January-February.

Identification credit: Jayesh Patil Photographed at Matheran & Amboli ghat, Maharashtra.

• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,