Agrostistachys borneensis Becc.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Agrostistachys meeboldii Pax & K.Hoffm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agrostistachys borneensis Becc.
  • Vernacular name : Vaeppaalaa maram (Tamil); Kozhivalan, Mulimpala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Shola forests up to 1400m as an undergrowth or along inner margins in clumps.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Malay peninsula
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). 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=Agrostistachys borneensis. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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