Elaeocarpus serratus L.

 
  • Family : ELAEOCARPACEAE
    (ELAEOCARPUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpus serratus L.
  • Common name : Wild olive tree, Ceylon Olive
  • Vernacular name : Beejadamara, Athakunge (Kannada); Olankarai, Uttraccham, Saelamaram (Tamil); Jolopari (Oria); Rudraksha (Sanskrit); Perinkara (Marathi); Bhadraksham, Kara, Karmavu, Nallakara, Perinkara, Valiyakara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen forests, also in the plain
  • Comments / notes : Leaves turn red before falling. Occasional in shola forests up to 1200m., sometimes planted
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Himalayas, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Elaeocarpus serratus. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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