Cullenia exarillata Robyns

 
  • Family : BOMBACACEAE
    (Bombax Or Kapok Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SEMAL FAMILY (लटकन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Durio exarillatus (Robyns) ined.
  • Vernacular name : Alanki, Karayni, Kurunguplavu, Mullenchankka, Mullenpali, Vediplavu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in mid to high elevation evergreen forests from Kodagu to Kanyakumari; elevation 500-1400 m.
  • Key identification features : Tree with buttressed trunk.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-November
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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=Cullenia exarillata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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