Erythroxylum obtusifolium (Wight) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : ERYTHROXYLACEAE
    (COCA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Erythroxylaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Erythroxylum obtusifolium (Wight) Hook.f.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Shrub with elliptic-obovate leaves turn reddish brown when dry; Petiole and stipules long; Flowers axillary or solitary or paired, yellowish white; Calyx lobed, long; Corolla rounded at tips; Fruit is oblong, ridged turns red when ripe.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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=Erythroxylum obtusifolium. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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