The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Caralluma diffusa


(Wight) N.E.Br., 1850
Boucerosia diffusa (Wight) N.E.Br., 1850
Common Name/s
Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India
Last Record
November 1841
Rediscovered in
2008 (Ramachandran et al. 2011)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Wight, R. (1850). Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis. Vol. IV: t. 1599. J. B. Pharoah, Madras.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Chorghe, Alok R., Prasad, K. and Rasingam, L. (2018). Notes on the Identity and Distribution of [i]Caralluma diffusa[/i] (Apocynaceae) in Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. National Academy Science Letters. doi: [[url=]Abstract[/url]]
Kumar, K. M. P., George, S., Sreedhar, S. and Balachandran, I. (2013). [url=][i]Caralluma diffusa[/i] (Wight) N.E.Br. (Apocynaceae)—a new distribution record for Kerala from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, India[/url]. Indian Forester 139(5): 425-428.
Parthipan M, Rajendran A (2014) Extended distribution of Caralluma diffusa (Wight) N.E. Br. (Asclepiadaceae) in Tamil Nadu, India. Zoos’ Print 29(9): 23-25.
Ramachandran, V. S., Thomas, Binu, Sofiya, C. and Sasi, R. (2011). [url=]Rediscovery of an endemic plant [i]Caralluma diffusa[/i] (Wight) N.E. Br. (Asclepiadaceae) from Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India, after 160 years[/url]. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(3): 1622-1623.
Sukumaran S, Karuppuswamy S, Brintha TSS, Jeeva S (2013) New distributional record of Boucerosia diffusa Wight (Gentianales Apocynaceae) in Southern Western Ghats. Biodivers J 4(3):395–398