Maerua apetala (Roth) M. Jacobs

 
  • Family : CAPPARACEAE
    (Caper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARIL FAMILY (करील फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CAPPARACEAE
  • Basionym : Capparis apetala (Roth)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Maerua apetala (Sperng.) M.Jacobs
  • Vernacular name : Iruvalli (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Rare in dry deciduous forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All hills of Andhra Pradesh
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Maerua apetala. Downloaded on 25 February 2021.

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