Family – Apocynaceae

Family – Apocynaceae – 26 genera in Sri Lanka

 

16.01. AGANOSMA G.Don

A.cymosa (Roxb.) G. Don var. elegans (G. Don) Hook. f.

 

16.02. ALLAMANDA L.

A.cathartica L.  S:wel-ruk-attana

 

16.03. ALSTONIA R. Br.

A.macrophylla Wall, ex G. Don S:avarai-nuga, havari-nuga T:velai-maram

A.scholaris (L.) R. Br.  S:eth-mada, ruk-attana T:elilaipattai, elilaippalai, mukampelai

 

16.04. ANODENDRON A. DC.

A.paniculatum (Roxb.) A. DC.] [Anodendron manubriatum Merr*.]   S:as-wel, dul, girandi-dul

A.rhinosporum Thw.

 

16.05. CARISSA L.

C.carandas L.  S:maha-karamba T:kalaka, perunkila

C.grandiflora A. DC. * E:Natal plum S:damson T:damson

C.inermis Vahl*

C.spinarum L.  S:heen-karamba T:chiru-kila, chiru-kula, kilatti

 

16.06. CATHARANTHUS G. Don

C.pusillus (Murr.) G. Don [Vmca pusilla Murr.]

C.roseus(L.) G. Don  [Vinca rosea L.] E:Madagascar periwinkle S:mini-mal

 

16.07. CERBERA L.

C.manghas L.

C.odollam Gaertn.  S:gon-kaduru T:nangi-ma

16.08. CHONEMORPHA G. Don

C.fragrans (Moon) Alston  [Chonemorpha macrophylla (Roxb.) G. Don] S: bu-kiri-wel, bulu-wal-anguna, bu-wal-anguna

 

16.09. CLEGHORNIA Wight

C.acuminata Wight  [Baissea acuminata (Wight) Hook, f.]

 

16.10. HOLARRHENA R. Br.

H.mitis (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.  S: kalinda, kiri-mawara, kiri-walla Tkuluppalai

 

16.11. HUNTERIA Roxb.

H.zeylanica (Retz.) Gardner ex Thw.  [Hunteria corymbosa Roxb.] S:mediya, wal-mediya

 

16.12. ICHNOCARPUS R. Br.

I.frutescens (L.) R. Br. S:gerandi dul, gerandi-wel, gopi, kiri-wel, priyawarna

 

16.13. KOPSIA Blume

K.fruticosa (Ker-Gawl.) A. DC*

 

16.14. NERIUM L.

N.oleander L*  E:oleander S:kaneru T:alari

 

16.15. OCHROSIA Juss.

O.oppositifolia (Lam.) Schum.  [Ochrosia borbonica Thw.] S:gonna, mudu-kaduru

 

16.16. PAGIANTHA Markgraf

P.dichotoma (Roxb.) Markgraf  [Tabernaemontana dichotoma Roxb.] E:Eve’s apple, forbidden fruit S.divi-kaduru Trnanthia-vattai

 

16.17.PARSONSIA R.Br.

P.alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabb. [Parsonia laevigata (Moon) Alston]  [Parsonia spiralis Wall.] S:kiri-anguna, val-anguna

 

16.18. PETCHIA Livera

P.ceylanica (Wight) Livera  [Alyxia zeylanica Wight] S:kukul-kaduru, wal-kaduru, wasa-kaduru

 

16.19. PLUMERIA L.

P.obtusa L*  E: temple tree S:araliya

P.rubraL*  [Plumeria acutifolia Poir.] E:frangipani, temple tree S:araliya

 

16.20. RAUVOLFIA L.

R.densiflora (Wall.) Benth. ex Hook. f.

R.serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz  S:ekaweriya, nakula, rath-ekaweriya Txhivan-ampelpodi, covannamilpori

 

16.21. TABERNAEMONTANA L.

T.divaricata (L.) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult.* [Ervatamia divaricata (L.) Alston]  [Tabernaemontana coronaria (Jacq.) Willd.] E:grape jasmine S:nada-wata, thagara, watu-sudda T:nandi-battai

 

16.22. THEVETIA L.

T.peruviana (Pers.) Merr.* R4:29

16.23. VALLARIS Burm. f.

V.glabra (L.) Kuntze*  [Vallaris pergulana Burm. f.]

V.solanacea (Roth) Kuntze  [Vallaris heynii Spreng.]

 

16.24. WALIDDA (A. DC.) M. Pichon

W.antidysenterica (L.) M. Pichon  [Wrightia zeylanica (L.) R. Br.] S:idda, kelidha, sudu-idda, wal-idda

 

16.25. WILLUGHBEIA Roxb.

W.cirrhifera Abeywick.  [Willughbeia ceylanica (Wight) Thw.] S:kiri-gedi, kiri-wel

 

16.26. WRIGHTIA R. Br.

W.angustifoIia Thw. T:velai-pal-madankai

W.arborea (Dennst.) Mabb. [Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult.]  T:pal-madankai

W.flavido-rosea Trimen

W.puberula (Thw.) Ngan

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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