Mastixia arborea subsp. meziana (Wangerin) Matthew

 
  • 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 subsp. meziana (Wangerin) K.M.Matthew ex Ramamoorthy
  • Vernacular name : Neerkurunnu, Vella-adambu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : A medium - sized tree. Leaves elliptic, acuminate at apex, glaucous beneath. Inflorescence slender, densely tomentose when young; bracts especially lower foliaceous. Calyx-lobes as long as broad, imbricate. Drupe c. 3.5 cm long.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6586, KFP 7833
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Mastixia arborea subsp. meziana. Downloaded on 21 February 2024.

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