Macaranga indica Wight

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Macaranga indica Wight
  • Vernacular name : Vattakanni (Tamil); Malavetta, Puthatamara, Uppotti, Vatta, Vattakkanni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000m in semi-evergreen to sholas.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-December (EG)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Common throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Eastern Himalayas, China, Andaman Islands, Thailand, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; 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; Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri
  • 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=Macaranga indica. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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