Terminalia pallida Brandis

    (Combretum Or Indian Almond Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARJUN FAMILY (अर्जुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COMBRETACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Vellaikkadukkay (Tamil); Tella karaka, Velama karaka (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : On hill tops of dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Semi-evergreen tree with glaucous leaves. The fruits are used in tanning and dyeing industry. Sometimes used as a substitute for T. chebula
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district (FRLHT Campus)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Eastern Ghats (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Neginhal, S.G. 2011. Forest trees of the Western Ghats includes Eastern Ghats Deccan Plateau
  • 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=Terminalia pallida. Downloaded on 20 June 2021.

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