Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Threatened Plants

 

  

THREATENED PLANTS OF KERALA

1

Name of the Plant: Buchanania beriberi Gamble

Family: Anacardiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

2

Name of the Plant: Desmos viridiflorus (Bedd.) Safford

Family: Annonaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

3

Name of the Plant: Goniothalamus rhynchantherus Dunn

Family: Annonaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

4

Name of the Plant: Phaeanthus malabaricus Bedd.

Family: Annonaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Vulnerable

 

5

Name of the Plant: Polyalthia rufescens Hook. f. & Thoms.

Family: Annonaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

6

Name of the Plant: Popowia beddomeana Hook. f. & Thoms.

Family: Annonaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

7

Name of the Plant: Sageraea grandiflora Dunn

Family: Annonaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Endangered, Possibly Extinct

 

8

Name of the Plant: Aponogeton appendiculatus van Bruggen

Family: Aponogetonaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status: Insufficiently  Known

 

9

Name of the Plant: Bentinckia condapanna Berry ex Roxb.

Family: Arecaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Rare

 

10

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia beddomei Hook. f.

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

11

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia decaisneana Wight

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status: Rare

 

 

12

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia maculata Bedd.[C. parviflora Trimen]

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Endangered  or Possibly Extinct

 

13

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia metziana Miq.

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution : Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

14

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia pusilla Wight et Arn.

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution : Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

15

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia spiralis Wight

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution : Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Vulnerable

 

16

Name of the Plant: Ceropegia thwaitesii Hook

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution : Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Vulnerable

 

17

Name of the Plant: Toxocarpus beddomei Gamble

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution : Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

18

Name of the Plant: Toxocarpus  palghatensis Gamble

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Vulnerable

 

19

Name of the Plant: Asparagus jacquemonti Baker

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Distribution : Maharashtra, Kerala

Status: Insufficiently Known

 

20

Name of the Plant: Anaphalis barnesii C.E.C. Fischer

Family: Asteraceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

21

Name of the Plant: Vernonia multibracteata Gamble

Family: Asteraceae

Distribution : Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

22

Name of the Plant: Impatiens anaimudica Fischer

Family: Balsaminaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Endangered or possibly extinct

 

23

Name of the Plant: Impatiens johnii E. Barnes

Family: Balsaminaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Endangered or possibly extinct

 

24

Name of the Plant: Impatiens macrocarpa Hook. f.

Family: Balsaminaceae

Distribution:  Kerala

Status: Endangered or possibly extinct

 

25

Name of the Plant: Impatiens munnarensis E. Barnes

Family: Balsaminaceae

Distribution:, Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

26

Name of the Plant: Impatiens pandata E. Barnes

Family: Balsaminaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Rare

 

27

Name of the Plant: Capparis fusifera Dunn

Family: Capparaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status: Rare

 

28

Name of the Plant: Cleome burmanni Wight et Arn.

Family: Capparaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status: Insufficiently known

 

29

Name of the Plant: Euonymus angulatus Wight

Family: Celastraceae

Distribution: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

30

Name of the PlantSalacia beddomei Gamble

Family: Celastraceae

Distribution:, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Rare

 

31

Name of the Plant: Salacia malabarica Gamble

Family: Celastraceae

Distribution: Karnataka, Kerala

Status: Endangered or possibly extinct

 

32

Name of the Plant: Commelina indehiscens Barnes

Family: Commelinaceae

Distribution:  Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status: Rare

 

33

Name of the Plant: Dictyospermum ovalifolium Wight

Family: Commelinaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status: Rare

 

34

Name of the Plant: Murdannia lanceolata (Wight) Kammathy

Family: Commelinaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Vulnerable

 

35

Name of the Plant:  Sphaeropteris crinita (Hook.) Tryon; [Cyathea crinita (Hook.) Copel.]

Family: Cyatheaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status: Endangered

 

36

Name of the Plant:  Rhynchospora submarginata Keukenth.

Family: Cyperaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Insufficiently  known

 

37

Name of the Plant:  Vateria macrocarpa B.L. Gupta

Family: Dipterocarpaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

38

Name of the Plant:  Crotalaria peduncularis Grahex Wight et Arn.

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

39

Name of the Plant:  Cynometra beddomei Prain

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Insufficiently known

 

40

Name of the Plant:  Dialium travancoricum Bourd

Family:  Fabaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Insufficiently known

 

41

Name of the Plant:   Humboldtia bourdilloni Prain

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

42

Name of the Plant:   Humboldtia laurifolia Vahl

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution:  Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

43

Name of the Plant:   Humboldtia unijuga var. unijuga Bedd

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

44

44

            Name of the Plant:    Indigofera constricta (Thw.) Trimen

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Goa, Karnataka, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

   

45

Name of the Plant:    Inga cynometroides (Bedd.) Bedd. ex Baker

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Insufficiently known

 

46

Name of the Plant:  Kingiodendron pinnatum (Roxb. ex DC.) Harms

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

47

Name of the Plant:  Tephrosia wynaadensis Drumm.

Family: Fabaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

48

Name of the Plant:  Hydnocarpus macrocarpa (Bedd.) Warb. ssp. macrocarpa

Family : Flacourtiaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

49

Name of the Plant:  Pogostemon atropurpureus Benth.

Family: Lamiaceae

Distribution : Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

50

Name of the Plant:  Pogostemon travancoricus Bedd. var. travancoricus

Family: Lamiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

51

Name of the Plant: Actinodaphne lawsonii Gamble

Family: Lauraceae

Distribution:  Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

52

Name of the Plant: Hugonia belli Sedgw.

Family: Linaceae

Distribution : Karnataka, Kerala

 

53

Name of the Plant:  Aspidopteris canarensis Dalz.

Family: Malpighiaceae

Distribution: Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra

Status:  Rare

 

54

Name of the Plant:  Cyclea fissicalyx Dunn

Family: Menispermaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Insufficiently Known

 

55

Name of the Plant:  Antistrophe serratifolia (Bedd.) Hook. f.

Family: Myrsinaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

56

Name of the Plant:  Eugenia argentea  Bedd.

Family: Myrtaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Endangered or possibly extinct

 

57

Name of the Plant:  Eugenia discifera Gamble

Family: Myrtaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

58

Name of the Plant:  Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis (Bedd.) Gamble

Family: Myrtaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

59

Name of the Plant:  Syzygium bourdillonii (Gamble) Rathakr. et N.C. Nair

Family: Myrtaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Endangered or possibly extinct

 

60

Name of the Plant:  Syzygium palghatense Gamble

Family: Myrtaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Endangered or possibly extinct

 

61

Name of the Plant:  Syzygium travancoricum Gamble

Family: Myrtaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

62

Name of the Plant:  Bulbophyllum aureum (Hook. f.) J.J. Sm.

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

63

Name of the Plant:  Eria albiflora Rolfe

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka

Status:  Rare

 

64

Name of the Plant:  Habenaria barnesii Summerh

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

65

Name of the Plant:  Ipsea malabarica (Reichb. f.) Hook. f.

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

66

Name of the Plant:  Oberonia brachyphylla Blatt. & McCann

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution : Karnataka, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

67

Name of the Plant:  Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.) Stein

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Endangered or possibly extinct

 

68

Name of the Plant:  Vanilla wightiana Lindl.

Family: Orchidaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

69

Name of the Plant:  Utleria salicifolia  Bedd.

Family: Periplocaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:  Endangered

 

70

Name of the Plant:  Isachne fischeri Bor

Family: Poaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

71

Name of the Plant:  Limnopoa meeboldii (Fischer) Hubb.

Family: Poaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Vulnerable

 

72

Name of the Plant:  Willisia selaginoides (Bedd.) Warm. ex Willis

Family: Podostemonaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Rare

 

73

Name of the Plant:  Clematis bourdillonii Dunn

Family : Ranunculaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:  Vulnerable

 

74

Name of the Plant:  Hedyotis beddomei Hook. f.

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Endangered

 

75

Name of the Plant:  Hedyotis bourdillonii (Gamble) Rolla Rao et Hemadri

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution:  Kerala

Status:   Vulnerable

 

76

Name of the Plant:  Hedyotis eualata (Bedd. ex Gamble) Henry et Subramanyam

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:   Rare

 

77

Name of the Plant:  Hedyotis ramarowii (Gamble) Rolla Rao et Hemadri

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:   Vulnerable

 

78

Name of the Plant:  Hedyotis swersioides Hook. f

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution:  Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:   Rare

 

79

Name of the Plant:  Ochreinauclea missionis (Wall. ex G. Don) Ridsd.

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka

Status:   Vulnerable

 

80

Name of the Plant:  Ophiorrhiza barnesii Fischer

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Possibly extinct

 

81

Name of the Plant:  Ophiorrhiza brunonis Wight et Arn.

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution:  Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka

Status:   Presumed Extinct

 

82

Name of the Plant:  Ophiorrhiza caudata Fischer

Family:  Rubiaceae

Distribution:  Kerala

Status:   Presumed Extinct

 

83

Name of the Plant:  Ophiorrhiza incarnata Fischer

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Endangered

 

84

Name of the Plant:  Ophiorrhiza radicans Gardn

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Possibly Extinct

 

85

Name of the Plant:  Pavetta oblanceolata  Brem.

Family: Rubiaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Insufficiently known or Possibly Extinct

 

86

Name of the Plant:  Glycosmis macrocarpa Wight

Family: Rutaceae

Distribution: Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Status:   Rare

 

87

Name of the Plant:  Madhuca bourdillonii (Gamble) H.J. Lam

Family: Sapotaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Possibly Extinct

 

88

Name of the Plant:  Palaquium bourdillonii Brandis

Family: Sapotaceae

Distribution:  Kerala

Status:   Insufficiently Known

 

89

Name of the Plant:  Pterospermum reticulatum Wight & Arn

Family: Sterculiaceae

Distribution: Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status:   Rare

 

90

Name of the Plant:  Pronephrium thwaitesii (Hook.) Holtt.

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Distribution: Kerala

Status:   Vulnerable

 

91

Name of the Plant:  Pseudocyclosorous griseus (Baker) Holtt. & Grimes [Neprodium griseum Bake]

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status:   Endangered

 

92

Name of the Plant:  Cayratia roxburghii (Wight et Arn.) Gagnepain

Family: Vitaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Status:   Vulnerable

 

93

Name of the Plant:  Amomum microstephanum Baker

Family: Zingiberaceae

Distribution: Kerala, Tamil Nadu