Monoon longifolium – False Ashoka

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Polyalthia longifolia (WFO, 2022).

 

Natural History: This is a popular avenue plant that is planted widely in all Indian cities.

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 23 Dec 2022. URL: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/.

WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 23 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001425469.

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 23 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Ashok.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. and K. Kunte. 2024. Monoon longifolium (Sonn.) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders – False Ashoka. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/monoon-longifolium, accessed 2024/04/17.