Hydnocarpus longipedunculatus Robi, Sasidh. & Jose

    (Flacourtia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CHILLA FAMILY (चिल्ला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACHARIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : The area of occupancy is estimated to be less than 10 km2 and is severely fragmented, known to exist only in a single location. Forest fire and encroachment are the major threats to the population, which might cause damage to the existing population. The number of individuals in this area is around 100.
  • Key identification features : Leaves are chartaceous, glabrous and shining above, lateral nerves are 4–6 in number and they are distantly placed, long peduncle, pedicel is slender, 3.5–5 cm in length, straight and sparsely stellate-pubescent. Fruits are beaked, pentangular and ovoid-oblong in shape.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-July
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Aloor Jose Robi, Nanu Sasidharan & Panikulangara Antony Jose (2014). Hydnocarpus longipedunculatus (Achariaceae: Flacourtiaceae, s.l.): a new species from the Western Ghats, India. Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, Vol. 69, No. 2, 243–247.
  • 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=Hydnocarpus longipedunculatus. Downloaded on 20 May 2022.


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