Mastixia arborea subsp. arborea Hook.f.

 
  • Family : CORNACEAE
    (Evergreen Dogwood Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CORNUS FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CORNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mastixia arborea (Wight) C.B.Clarke
  • Vernacular name : Gulla (Kannada); Velladambu, Rambamaram, Kattukarpooram, Kunthirikkam, Malamkumizhu, Neerkurunnu, Velluppumaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Sholas and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Tree yields resinous gum that has camphoraceous smell; found at elevations 20-1610m.
  • Key identification features : A medium -sized or large tree. Leaves elliptic or elliptic-oblong, shortly acuminate at apex. Inflorescence rusty tomentose when young. Fruit ellipsoid
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Collection Nos : BSI 80894; CS & HSS 59
  • Collection Locality : Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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=Mastixia arborea subsp. arborea. Downloaded on 21 February 2024.

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