(Images by Ritesh Kumar Choudhary (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 

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Saurauia napaulensis DC. (Images by Nidhan Singh (Identified by Shrikant Ingalhalikar) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Saurauia punduana Wall. (Images by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Saurauia roxburghii Wall. (Images by Sourav Mahmud (Identity help by Nidhan Singh), M Sawmliana (Id by T K Paul) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Species of Saurauia found in India:
  1. Saurauia armata Kurz
  2. S. bracteosa DC.
  3. S. fasciculata Wall.
  4. S. griffithii Dyer
  5. S. macrotricha Kurz ex Dyer
  6. S. napaulensis DC.
  7. S. nicobarica T. K. Paul
  8. S. parasnathensis V. Ranjan & S. C. Srivastava
  9. S. punduana Wall.
  10. S. roxburghii Wall. 
  11. S. subspinosa J. Anthony
  12. S. tristyla Candolle 

References:

1. Karthikeyan, S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons, vol-I (Acanthaceea- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 65.  

 
Karhikeyan et
al. (2009)
have mentioned following species of Saurauia in India:

  1. Saurauia
    armata
    Kurz
  2. S. bracteosa
    DC.
  3. S. fasciculata Wall.
  4. S. griffithii
    Dyer
  5. S. macrotricha
    Kurz ex Dyer
  6. S. napaulensis
    DC.
  7. S. punduana
    Wall.
  8. S. roxburghii
    Wall. 
  9. S. subspinosa J. Anthony

Reference:

Karthikeyan,
S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons,
vol-I (Acanthaceea- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 65
.
 
 


 

A new species of Saurauia (Actinidiaceae) from Jharkhand State, India by Vinay Ranjan; Srivastava, S. C.-Journal of Japanese Botany 2009 Vol. 84 No. 4 pp. 233-236- 
Abstract: Saurauia parasnathensis V. Ranjan & S. C. Srivastava is described from India as new to science. This species is characterized by having cymose inflorescence with many flowered fascicles, yellow flowers and 27-35 stamens in two rows.


 
A new species of the genus Saurauia (Actinidiaceae) from Great Nicobar Islands, India by Paul, T. K.- Journal of Japanese Botany 2009 Vol. 84 No. 4 pp. 229-232-
Abstract: Saurauia nicobarica T. K. Paul is described from Great Nicobar Islands as new to science. This species is characterized by its leaves having an acute or obtuse base, bracts linear lanceolate, densely hairy, outer two sepals densely brown tomentose and sparsely pilose fruits.

 
BSI Flora of India with detailskeys (Volume 3 – 1993) (Distribution):
Saurauia armata Kurz  (syn. Saurauia cerea Griff, ex Dyer in Hook.f.) (India: Eastern Himalayas in subtropical mixed forests between 300 and 900 M. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya; Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and China)
Saurauia bracteosa DC. (India: In tropical evergreen forests, Andaman & Nicobar Island, (Great Nicobar Island); Indonesia (Java))
Saurauia fasciculata Wallich (India: Eastern Himalayas in warm broad leaved subtropical forests between 500 and 1500 m. West Bengal, (Darjeeling), Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal and Bhutan)
Saurauia griffithii Dyer (India: Eastern Himalayas in subtropical forests between 600 and 1500 m. Sikkim and Assam; Bhutan)
Saurauia macrotricha Kurz ex Dyer (India: Eastern Himalayas in subtropical forests between 450 and 1500 m. West Bengal(Darjeeling), Assam,, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya; Myanmar and China)
Saurauia napaulensis DC. (India: Throughout Himalayas and N.E. India in warm broad leaved subtropical forests between 750 and 2150 m. Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya; Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, China and Malaya)
Saurauia punduana Wallich (India: In subtropical forests between 600 and 1800 m. West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura)
Saurauia roxburghii Wallich (India: Eastern Himalayas and N.E. India in subtropical forests between 300 and 1200 m. West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya; Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos and Malaysia)


 
 
Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution




Saurauia
napaulensis
DC. 
Medium Sized Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Eastern Himalayas
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul,
Nilgiri, Salem

 


 

 

Botanical name Family Common name
Saurauia napaulensis Actinidiaceae Gogan
Saurauia roxburghii Actinidiaceae Singkrang

 

Saurauia fasciculata Wall. (Himalaya (Nepal, Sikkim))
Saurauia napaulensis DC. (Himalaya (Garhwal to NEFA), Khasia, Mishmi Hills, N. Burma. Thailand, Indo-China, W. China)
Saurauia roxburghii Wall. (Nepal, Assam, Burma)
Saurauia tristyla DC. (Nepal: doubtful)


 
Saurauia napaulensis Candolle [Bhutan, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].
Saurauia punduana Wallich [Bhutan, India, Myanmar].
Saurauia tristyla Candolle [India, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand].


 
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett –
Saurauia griffithii Dyer – Indeterminate- Arunachal & Sikkim


 
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with keys
 
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
 
Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2006)- Details-
 
Saurauia (Actinidiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Saurauia (Pl. click).

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.


I have added list of Indian species of Saurauia based on Karthikeyan et al 2009.


Thanks, …, The following seems to be missing other than the newly described species:
Saurauia tristyla Candolle


S. cerea Griffith & Dyer is taken as synonym of S. armata.
S. tristyla DC. is a distinct species but not included in this document. It should be included in the list based on following link: http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/getImage.do?imageBarcode=K000229485


I have further updated Saurauia page


 

Pl. go through Saurauia page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

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), 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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