Drypetes oblongifolia (Bedd.) Airy Shaw

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PUTRANJIVACEAE
  • Basionym : Laneasagum oblongifolium Bedd.
  • Synonym(s) : Cyclostemon macrophyllus var. penincularis Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drypetes oblongifolia (Bedd.) Airy Shaw
  • Vernacular name : Malampayin (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Uncommon in mid elevation evergreen forests from Kodagu to Kanyakumari; elevation 200-1300m.
  • Key identification features : Bole fluted; bark lenticellate; Flowers fascicled on old wood, female solitary.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8059, HFP 77, HFP 1349
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg; 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 oblongifolia. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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