Arnicratea grahamii (Wight) N.Hallé

 
  • Family : CELASTRACEAE
    (STAFF-TREE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Celastraceae
  • Basionym : Hippocratea grahamii Wight
  • Synonym(s) : Pristimera grahamii (Wight) A.C. Sm.; Reissantia grahamii (Wight) Ding Hou; Arnicratea grahamii (Wight) Halle
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Arnicratea grahamii (Wight) N.Hallé
  • Vernacular name : Yesti, Daushir, Lokhandi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Along Ghats in Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : In deep shola forests on evergreen trees. Looks like Gneetum
  • Key identification features : Scandent shrub, fruits distinctly follicular
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Sindhudurg district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Guthirayan Hills (Dharmapuri district), The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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=Arnicratea grahamii. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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