Elaeocarpus munronii (Wight) Masters

 
  • Family : ELAEOCARPACEAE
    (Olivnut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RUDRAKSHA FAMILY (रुद्राक्ष फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ELAEOCARPACEAE
  • Basionym : Monocera munronii Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpus munroii Mast.
  • Vernacular name : Narebikki (Tamil); Kalrudraksham, Pungari, Shirukodala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, Semi-evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional; at high elevations (800-1800 m.), often along margins of Shola forests.
  • Key identification features : Buttressed tree
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9734, CJS 16147
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Konkan
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient (DD)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; 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; 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=Elaeocarpus munronii. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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