Dipterocarpus bourdillonii Brandis

    (Dipterocarpus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SAKHU FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : DIPTEROCARPACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dipterocarpus bourdillonii Brandis
  • Vernacular name : Chiratta-anjili, Kalpayin, Karanjili (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : A large low-elevation evergreen tree about 150 ft. height, apparently endemic to the Western Ghats, and occurring mostly in Kerala, with a few numbers extending into Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; elevation 40-250 m.
  • Key identification features : Tube of fruiting calyx 5-winged; leaf nerves below, looped, connected by transverse reticulation and young shoots clothed with spreading tomentum
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Gamble J.S, 1935- Fl. Of the Pres. Of Madras, Vol.1; Hooker's Icon. Pl. 25: t. 2403 1895; 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=Dipterocarpus bourdillonii. Downloaded on 8 December 2021.

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