Western Ghats

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Plants found in Western Ghats

A total of 26 plants in the Brahma Database are found in Western Ghats.

Species nameCommon nameCommon hindi nameHabitat details
Acacia concinnaSoap podशिकाकाई ShikakaiRain forest, disturbed forest, open grassland, fields, creek sides, in open areas often a sprawling shrub; also recorded from limestone; altitude 50-1050 m
Azadirachta indicaNeemनीम Neem
Azolla pinnataMosquito fern, Duckweed fern, Fairy moss, Water fern
Calotropis proceraRubber bush, apple of SodomAak आक, Mudar मुदर
Catharanthus roseusTiny Periwinkle, Vincaसदाबहार Sadabaha
Curcuma longaCommon Turmericहल्दी Haldi
Elettaria cardamomumCardamom, Green cardamomइलाएची Elaichi
Ensete superbumRock banana, Wild plantainजंगली केला jungli kela
Garcinia cambogiaGamboge tree
Hiptage benghalensisHiptage, Helicopter flowerमाधवी लता Madhavi Lata, अतिमुक्त AtimuktaThe plant is naturalized and cultivated in some regions. It grows in damp places. Needs presence of other trees in vicinity.
Isoetes coromandelinaClub Moss, Quillwort
Jasminum officinaleCommon Jasmine, Poet's Jasmine, Spanish Jasmineचमेली Chameli
Mangifera indicaMangoआम Am
Marsilea gracilentaWaterclover
Marsilea minutaDwarf waterclover, Small watercloverचौपतिरा Chaupatira
Mesua ferreaCobra saffron, Ceylon ironwood, Indian rose chestnutनाग चम्पा Nag champa, नागकेसर Nagkesar
Microsorum pteropusJava fernThe plant usually grows as a rheophyte on the edges of mountain streams, but some ecotypes can grow completely underwater. The species is native to Tropical Asia, whether India is not clear.
Mimusops elengiSpanish cherry, Bullet woodबकुल Bakul, मौलसरी Maulsari
Murraya exoticaChinese box, Orange JasmineKamini कामिनी
Nelumbo nuciferaWater Lily, Lotus, Sacred Lotus, East Indian Lotusकमल Kamal
Ocimum tenuiflorumHoly Basil, Indian Basilतुलसी TulsiThis plant is found all across India in a wide range of habitats. In the Himalayas, it is found upto 1800m altitude. Tulsi generally prefers moist soils.
Phyllanthus emblicaIndian Gooseberry, Amlaआमला AmlaThe tree is commonly found in deciduous forests in India, upto 4500ft in the hilly regions.
Rauvolfia serpentinaIndian snakeroot, Serpentine woodसर्पगंधा SarpagandhaForests, Evergreen and deciduous forests, slopes of ghats, open areas, undergrowth in semi-evergreen forests, cultivated fields and plains.
Santalum albumIndian Sandalwood, White Sandalwoodचन्दन Chandan
Saraca indicaAshokaअशोक AshokThe Ashoka tree is native to India. It requires average rainfall and grows in regular soil.
Zingiber capitatumWild Gingerजंगली अदरक Jangali adrak