Glochidion candolleanum (Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & M.Gangop.

    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Lobocarpus candolleanus Wight & Arn.; Glochidion neilgherrense Wight; Glochidion arboreum Wight; Glochidion sisparense Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Glochidion candolleanum (Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & M.Gangop.
  • Vernacular name : Chandana, Chathakkadambu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : On higher hills above 1000m in sholas.
  • Key identification features : Branches zig-zag; leaves unequal sided, oblong and white dotted beneath; fruiting in hot summer; seeds large and red.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3898
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Coimbatore district, Salem district, Namakkal district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. candolleanum. Downloaded on 17 January 2022.

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