Kingiodendron pinnatum (DC.) Harms

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kingiodendron pinnatum (DC.) Harms
  • Vernacular name : Chukennappayin, Churali, Ennappayin, Kiyavu, Kulavu, Madayan-samranni, Malabar mahogany (Malayalam); Madayansamprani (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare; low and mid-elevation evergreen forests in central and southern Western Ghats; elevation 200-900 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district, Hassan district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Kingiodendron pinnatum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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