Cordia monoica Roxb.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cordia monoica Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Mookalapazham, Mookattakkai, Pasakaimaram, Virimaram (Malayalam); Bankera, Panugeri (Telugu); Naruvili (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Scrub and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 600m
  • Key identification features : Young parts densely tomentose. Fruit yellow apiculate
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 26/11/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0407
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Anantapur district, Guntur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Nellore district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Coimbatore district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Malaysia to Formosa and Philippines, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Cordia monoica. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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