Casearia wynadensis Bedd.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Karikunnan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in moist deciduous and evergreen forests at an altitude of 600-1200m.
  • Key identification features : Trees with pubescent branchlets; Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; Flowers small bisexual, greenish, fascicled; Calyx long, lobed, glabrous ; Fruit is a small oblong, greenish capsule.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Udayan, Ravikumar and Udaiyan 2004. New Plant records from the state of Karnataka. J. Ind. For. May, 2004; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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. wynadensis. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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