Drypetes sepiaria (Wight & Arn.) Pax & Hoffman

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PUTRANJIVACEAE
  • Basionym : Hemicyclia sepiaria Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drypetes sepiaria (Wight & Arn.) Pax & K.Hoffm.
  • Vernacular name : Heera (Kannada); Vellilambu, Veerai, Kaayakalamaram, Aadumilukkaan (Tamil); Ahira (Oria) Bira (Telugu); Veeramaram, Vellakasavu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests, semi-Evergreen forests, also in the plains and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills to 600m.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R & Tilakar M
  • Collection Date : 17/06/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-19
  • Collection Locality : Sirumalai Hills, Dindigal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Ganjam district, Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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.
  • 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 sepiaria. Downloaded on 4 October 2022.

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