Cordia dichotoma Frost.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Cordia obliqua Willd.; Cordia latifolia Roxb.; Cordia wallichii G.Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cordia dichotoma G.Forst.
  • Common name : Indian Cherry
  • Vernacular name : Shleshmataka (Sanskrit); Narullipazham, Viruksham, Perunaruvuli, Masumooki, Pazhan thekku, Kokkamani maram, Naamaviri (Tamil); Bhokar (Marathi); Iriki, Nakkeri, Bankiriki (Telugu); Ambota, Dhuani, Goohalo (Oria); Pasakamaram, Veerusham, Viri, Avi, Cheruthekku, Kokkamani, Periyaviri, Puzhuventhekku, Virimaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 800m. Sometimes also planted in gardens. Fruits are edible and often pickled.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-September
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Sringeswara & Imran Baig
  • Collection Date : 09/04/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-34
  • Collection Locality : Polur Ghat, Javadu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Kannur district, Wayanad district,
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Puri district, Gajapati district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Salem district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India, Pakistan
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, North Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Karuppusamy 2014, Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Prakasa Rao, J et al (2015). Tree additions to the flora of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. JoTT. 7 (12):7953-7957.
  • 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=Cordia dichotoma. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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