Bridelia crenulata Roxb.

    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bridelia retusa (L.) A.Juss.
  • Vernacular name : Mulvaengai, Adamarudhu, Maarivaengai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in hills to 1400m, on slopes, inside forests, etc. A good timber tree.
  • Key identification features : A moderate-sized deciduous tree; girth up to 2 m; bark when cut is red, to 1.5 cm thick. Flowers are greenish to purplish. Fruits are crowded, tinged red initially, finally white and pulpy.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, China, Indo-China, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra
  • Literature : Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. crenulata. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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