Elaeocarpus gaussenii Weibel

    (Olivnut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RUDRAKSHA FAMILY (रुद्राक्ष फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ELAEOCARPACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpus gaussenii Weibel
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare at about 1500m of Western Ghats. This species is known from the type collection at high wavys, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu (Blasco 1677, K)
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Ravichandran and Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 01-02-2017
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-839
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Theni district
  • Endemism : Megamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Zmarzty, S. 2001. Revision of Ealeocarpus (Ealeocarpaceae) Sec. Ealeocarpus in Southern India and Sri Lanka. Kew Bul. Vol. 56: 2. pp. 405-447; 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)
  • 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 gaussenii. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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