Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ophiorrhiza mungos L.

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Ophiorrhiza Species: Ophiorrhiza mungos L.






Synonym Ophiorrhiza ostindica
Flower Color White
Common Name Indian snake root, Mongoose plant Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Indian Snake Root Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Chak Lambi Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 400 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 2.5-3 long, 4-6 mm wide, obcordate, laterally compressed, glabrous, dehiscence loculicidal seeds many, angular
Habitat Occurs in semi-evergreen forests also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka Bark Details Bark smooth grey wrinkled
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Herbs or subshrubs ascending to 100 cm tall; stems glabrescent to puberulent Leaf Details Leaves 7-15 X 3-6 cm, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate base attenuate, apex acuminate, chartaceous, hirsute on veins below; petiole to 1.5 cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found