Margaritaria indica (Dalzell) Airy Shaw

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
  • Basionym : Prosorus indicus Dalzell
  • Synonym(s) : Phyllanthus indicus (Dalzell) Müll.Arg.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Margaritaria indica (Dalzell) Airy Shaw
  • Vernacular name : Hennu nanne, Kaali kudari (Kannada); Mala-eachil (Malayalam).
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Higher hills of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Formosa, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Queensland
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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 & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha (1996). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
  • 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=Margaritaria indica. Downloaded on 4 June 2020.

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