Wrightia antidysenterica (L.) R. Br. (Images by (Girish Kumar – identified by Mahadeswara Swamy) & (Aarti Khale – identified by Tanay Bose), (Prashant Awale- Identified by Satish Pardeshi) (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg))



Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb. (Images by Neil Soares, (Brij Mohan Bhardwaj – identified by Shrikant Ingalhalikar) & Dinesh Valke, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Wrightia coccinea (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Sims (Images by Nidhan Singh, Sourav Mahmud & Raju Das (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 



Wrightia indica Ngan (Images by A. Lalithamba (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))



Wrightia religiosa (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kurz (Images by Dinesh Valke – validation by Tanay Bose, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Wrightia tinctoria R.Br. (Images by tspkumar)


Floral Database of Tamilnadu


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(Dennst.) Mabberley
Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Matthew 1983
Dharmapuri, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai,
Wrightia indica Ngan Shrub/small
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests, Endemic
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb.) R.Br. var. rothii (G.Don) Hook.f. Tree Western
Ghats , Dry Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb.) R.Br. var. tinctoria Tree Plains
to Low Altitude, Dry Localities
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Wrightia antidysenterica Nerium antidysentericum, Nerium zeylanicum, Wrightia zeylanica Apocynaceae Arctic Snow
Wrightia arborea Periploca arborea, Wrightia tomentosa Apocynaceae Woolly Dyeing Rosebay
Wrightia coccinea Nerium coccineum Apocynaceae Scarlet Wrightia
Wrightia religiosa Echites religiosus Apocynaceae Water Jasmine
Wrightia tinctoria Apocynaceae Sweet Indrajao

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Description & Keys
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Description & Keys
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4  edited by T. Pullaiah (2006)- Description-

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett
Wrightia dolichocarpa Bahadur & Bennet- Indeterminate- Goa, Daman & Diu.

Wrightia mollissima Wall. is a synonym of Wrightia arborea
Wrightia piscidia (Roxb.) G.Don is a synonym of Melodinus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr.
Wrightia wallichii A.DC. is a synonym of Wrightia arborea
Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra – p.530- details-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Description & Keys

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Description & Keys

World Spice Plants: Economic Usage, Botany, Taxonomy By Johannes Seidemann (2005)- Details-
Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. NayarTropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages:
Wrightia dolichocarpa Bahadur & Bennet; rare; shrub.
Wrightia indica Ngan; rare; Dharmapuri (Hosur Taluq), Nilgiri; …

Wrightia : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Wrightia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

2 species was already done by other members

Wrightia (‎Apocynaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.

Pl. go through Wrightia (Apocynaceae) page with images of species (mainly done by Bhagyashri ji) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

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