Mallotus stenanthus Muell.-Arg.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Mallotus resinosus var. stenanthus (Müll.Arg.) Susila & N.P.Balakr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mallotus resinosus (Blanco) Merr.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Banks of streams
  • Comments / notes : Usually in sholas at elevations 670-870 m.
  • Key identification features : Leaves rhomboid, drying green. Capsule with conical spines on ripening.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-August (WG)
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 31/10/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0380; CS 9
  • Collection Locality : Swamy Malai Hills, Vellure district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J.(1996). Flora of Karnataka vol.2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co,New Delhi; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1); Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 Aug; 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 stenanthus. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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