Drypetes venusta (Wight) Pax & Hoffman

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PUTRANJIVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Astylis venusta Wight; Hemicyclia venusta (Wight) Thwaites; Drypetes elata (Bedd.) Pax & K.Hoffm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drypetes venusta (Wight) Pax & K.Hoffm.
  • Vernacular name : Tidhara (Hindi); Chandra galli, Mundu galli (Kannada); Sadhurakalli (Tamil); Vajrakantakah, Tridhara (Sanskrit); Choota, Enikomban, Konamaram, Palakani, Thalakani, Thalakanimaram, Velleipuli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in low and mid- elevation; elevation 200-1200m
  • Key identification features : Bole fluted; Leaves dark green, main nerves 10-15 pairs.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Kolhapur district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Udayan, Ravikumar and Udaiyan 2004. New Plant records from the state of Karnataka. J. Ind. For. May, 2004; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 2.
  • 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 venusta. Downloaded on 5 July 2020.

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