Phoenix loureiroi Kunth

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (PALM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Phoenix humilis var. pedunculata Becc.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phoenix loureiroi Kunth
  • Common name : Dwarf Date Palm
  • Vernacular name : Malaieecham, Chiru-eecham (Tamil); Ichampullu, Chittinthal (Malayalam); Bukhorjuro, Kojire, Konda-ita (Oria); Chittinthal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Palm (Non columnar)
  • Habitat : Scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Often in plains on scrub jungles to 1200m, on bare exposed slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Sankar Rao, Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0185
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Througout Andhra Pradesh hills
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kannur district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Palghar district, Thane district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Indo-China, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1017; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Phoenix loureiroi. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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