Elaeocarpus tuberculatus Roxb.

 
  • Family : ELAEOCARPACEAE
    (ELAEOCARPUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpus tuberculatus Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Malampinnai, Ruthraksam (Tamil); Rudraksha (Marathi); Adraksham, Ammakkara, Karamaram, Kara, Kodavasi, Mukkanni, Naggara, Navati, Pilahi, Rudraksham, Thodayam, Vellathaanni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Along banks of streams in evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : At elevations 1000-1500m
  • Key identification features : Large tree with grey and white nottled bark; fruit ovoid, smooth, laterally compressed, side deeply tubercled, margins thickened.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, 1984; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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 tuberculatus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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