Casearia championii Thwaites

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (FLACOURTIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Casearia zeylanica (Gaertn.) Thwaites; Guidonia esculenta (Roxb.) Baill.; Casearia esculenta Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Casearia esculenta Roxb.
  • Common name : Wild Cowrie Fruit
  • Vernacular name : Kottagovai (Tamil); Bairi (Hindi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in Eastern Ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R Ramesh; Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M; Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M
  • Collection Date : 21-07-1978; 16-06-2014; 16-06-2014
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1875; HJCB-E-10; HJCB-E-05
  • Collection Locality : Kolcharu RF, Dakshina Kannada district (KA); Sambaru valley, Azhagar Hills, Madurai district (TN); Sambaru valley, Azhagar Hills, Madurai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Seethampet forest (Srikakulam district)
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Casearia championii. Downloaded on 17 September 2019.

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