Mahonia leschenaultii (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Takeda ex Dunn

 
  • Family : BERBERIDACEAE
    (Barberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DARHALDI FAMILY (दर हल्दी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : BERBERIDACEAE
  • Basionym : Berberis leschenaultii Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Berberis leschenaultii Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Mullu kadambu (Tamil); Manjanathi, Maramanjal, Mullikadambu, Mullumanjanathi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in hills of Peninsular India above 1500m. Probably introduced.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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=Mahonia leschenaultii. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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