Elaeocarpus tectorius (Lour.) Poir.

    (Olivnut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RUDRAKSHA FAMILY (रुद्राक्ष फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ELAEOCARPACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeocarpus tectorius (Lour.) Poir.
  • Vernacular name : Nard champa, Panasia, Poinsia, Patra gundi (Oria); Dippamanu, Gutti manu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests from 1200 to 1500m. Also along the streams in the Ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : April-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0544
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, East Godavari district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Sundergarh district, Angul district, Kalhandi district
  • World Distribution : India, Canada, Sri Lanka, E. Himalayas, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Indo-China, Nepal, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Prakasa Rao, J et al (2015). Tree additions to the flora of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. JoTT. 7 (12):7953-7957.
  • 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 tectorius. Downloaded on 13 July 2020.

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