Drypetes confertiflora (Hook.f.) Pax & Hoffman

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PUTRANJIVACEAE
  • Basionym : Cyclostemon confertiflorus Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drypetes confertiflora (Hook.f.) Pax & Hoffman
  • Vernacular name : Augai mara (Kannada); Kaduvapidukkan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Elevation 150-850m.
  • Key identification features : Leaves often unequally-sided; Fruit yellow, larger than the size of orange.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Kollam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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=Drypetes confertiflora. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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