Mallotus tetracoccus (Roxb.) Kurz

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Rottlera ferruginea Roxb.; Mallotus ferrugineus (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.; Mallotus albus var. occidentalis Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mallotus tetracoccus (Roxb.) Kurz
  • Vernacular name : Mullupolavu (Tamil); Adukanni, Perakela, Porivatta, Pottamaram, Vattakumbil, Thavittuvatta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hill slopes above 1200m in sholas
  • Flower, Fruit : June-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Himalayas, South China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gamble, 1925. Fl. Pres. Madr. vol. 2. pp.1321; 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 tetracoccus. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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