Mallotus aureopunctatus (Dalzell) Mull.Arg.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Rottlera aureopunctata Dalz.; Mallotus lawii Muell.-Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mallotus aureopunctatus (Dalzell) Mull.Arg.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : As an undergrowth of evergreen forests; elevation 420-870 m.
  • Key identification features : Leaves with yellow glands beneath. Capsule covered with spines.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; 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=Mallotus aureopunctatus. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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