Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
  • Basionym : Stilago bunius L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng.
  • Common name : Chinese laurel, Salamander tree
  • Vernacular name : Nayi kode (Kannada); Anep (Telugu); Aryaporiyan, Cherutali, Mayilkombi, Neelathali, Noolithali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Hill forests
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : India incl. Andaman & Nicobar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, SE.Asia, South China, New Guinea, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • 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 bunius. Downloaded on 2 July 2020.

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