Antidesma menasu (Tul.) Mull.Arg.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Antidesma acuminatum Wight; Antidesma montanum Blume; Antidesma moritzii (Tul.) Müll.Arg.; Antidesma refractum Müll.Arg.; Antidesma simile Müll.Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Antidesma montanum Blume
  • Vernacular name : Paei Eechai (Tamil); Khat jamrala (Oria); Putharaval, Thathalamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Along streams in dry evergreen , evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills to 1200m, in sholas and sometimes in borders of shola
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Imran Baig & A.N. Sringeswara; Arun Singh& Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 08-04-2014; 31-10-2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-31; HJCB-0382
  • Collection Locality : Yelagiri Hills, Vellur district (TN); Swamy Malai Hills, Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All district of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Vellore district, Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India incl. Andaman & Nicobar, Myanmar, Thailand, South China, Indo-China, Java, Nepal
  • 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; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work); Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi
  • 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=Antidesma menasu. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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