Cassine paniculata (Wight & Arn.) Lobr.-Callen

 
  • Family : CELASTRACEAE
    (Staff-Tree Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MALKANGANI FAMILY (मालकांगनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CELASTRACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cassine paniculata (Wight & Arn.) Lobr.-Callen
  • Vernacular name : Thannimaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola, evergreen, deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Large tree in low elevations
  • Key identification features : Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, oblique at base, irregularly crenate along margins. Inflorescense axillary, a dichasial corymbose cymes. Flowers greenish-yellow; petals spathulate.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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=Cassine paniculata. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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