Daphniphyllum neilgherrense (Wight) K.Rosenthal

 
  • Family : DAPHNIPHYLLACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Daphniphyllaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Daphniphyllum neilgherrense (Wight) K.Rosenthal
  • Vernacular name : Soluvam (Tamil); Kozhikkulamavu, Peekkiri, Vellakottlan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forest margins
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1200m, in sholas
  • Key identification features : Flowers yellowish-green; Fruit greenish-red, woody.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Korea, Java, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work); 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=Daphniphyllum neilgherrense. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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