Epiprinus mallotiformis (Müll.Arg.) Croizat

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Symphyllia mallotiformis Müll.Arg.
  • Synonym(s) : Adenochlaena indica (Bedd.) Bedd. ex Hook.f.; Cephalocroton indicus Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Epiprinus mallotiformis (Müll.Arg.) Croizat
  • Vernacular name : Karinjikada (Tamil); Karinjikkada (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000m, in sholas and evergreen patches.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Namakkal district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; 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 district
  • 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=Epiprinus mallotiformis. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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