Maba neilgerrensis Wight

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
    (EBONY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Diospyros ferrea var. neilgerrensis (Wight) Bakh.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros neilgerrensis (Wight) Kosterm.
  • Vernacular name : Karuvillichi, Sirumolavaa (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Key identification features : Tree compact crown, branches tangled. Wood is very hard
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Navendu Page, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24-03-2016; 25-03-2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0637; HJCB-0663
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Maba neilgerrensis. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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