Vaccinium neilgherrense Wight

 
  • Family : ERICACEAE
    (HEATHER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ericaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Bilberry
  • Vernacular name : Vollenangu (Kannada); Kalavu, Vanji (Tamil); Manalamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along streams above 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0588
  • Collection Locality : Sanyasimalai, Yercaud Hills, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Yercaud Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Vaccinium neilgherrense. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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