Wrightia antidysenterica (L.) R. Br.


Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb. 


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)



From Floral Database of Tamilnadu :

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabberley Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Matthew 1983
Dharmapuri, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruchchira ppalli, Tiruvanna malai,
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.

Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra – p.530- details-
Wrightia tinctoria


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Description & Keys
Wrightia arborea &
Wrightia tinctoria

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Wrightia zeylanica R. BR. = Wrightia antidysenterica


Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Description & Keys
Wrightia arborea &
Wrightia tinctoria

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.

Re: completed inserting images of Wrightia species : 1 post by 1 author.
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.