Garcinia wightii T.Anderson

 
  • Family : CLUSIACEAE
    (Garcinia Or Kokam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KOKAM FAMILY (कोकम फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CLUSIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Garcinia wightii T.Anderson
  • Vernacular name : Attukaruka, Kolivala, Pulimaranga (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Along stream banks in evergreen - semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare, along low elevation riverine habitats of Kerala; elevation 50-700 m.
  • Key identification features : Trees with yellow latex, up to 10 m tall
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose
  • Collection Locality : Vengoor, Ernakulam District
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Pathanamthitta district, Ernakulam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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=Garcinia wightii. Downloaded on 4 June 2020.

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