Mallotus resinosus (Blanco) Merr.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Adelia resinosa Blanco
  • Synonym(s) : Mallotus intermedius (Baill.) N.P.Balakr.; Mallotus subramanyamii J.L.Ellis; Mallotus muricatus (Wight) Müll.Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mallotus resinosus (Blanco) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Kattupulasai, Karuvalichi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common as undergrowth in deciduous to evergreen forests.
  • Key identification features : Young branchlets compressed. Capsule with many regular spines. Leaves sparsely yellow-glandular beneath.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-October
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8412, CJS 11244, CJS 14204
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Mysuru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Southeast Asia
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3): 542-569; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 2; 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=Mallotus resinosus. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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