Bhesa indica (Bedd.) Ding Hou

    (Staff-Tree Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MALKANGANI FAMILY (मालकांगनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CELASTRACEAE
  • Basionym : Trochisandra indica Bedd.
  • Synonym(s) : Kurrimia bipartita M.A.Lawson; Kurrimia indica Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bhesa indica (Bedd.) Ding Hou
  • Vernacular name : Penali (Malayalam), Kadapla (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Large tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. indica. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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