Pleurostylia opposita (Wallich) Alston

 
  • Family : CELASTRACEAE
    (Staff-Tree Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MALKANGANI FAMILY (मालकांगनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CELASTRACEAE
  • Basionym : Celastrus opposita Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pleurostylia opposita (Wall.) Alston
  • Vernacular name : Siru piyari, Karuvaali (Tamil); Karuvali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1400m in a range of habitats, from full sun-exposed slopes to the interior of sholas.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray; Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 12-09-2014; 26-10-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0023; HJCB-0113
  • Collection Locality : Alangayam R.F., Jawadhu Hills (TN); Talakona Rf, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Nellore district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, The Nilgiri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Mauritius
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Pleurostylia opposita. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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