Casearia graveolens Dalz.

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (Flacourtia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CHILLA FAMILY (चिल्ला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SALICACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Casearia graveolens Dalzell
  • Vernacular name : Chilla, Pimpri, Naro (Hindi); Beniman, Jamurdhi, Kokra, Giridi, Kakoli (Oria); Bokhada, Kirmira, Pandri karai, Rivil (Marathi); Giduguru (Telugu); Annavananni, Cherukannan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : Small tree
  • Flower, Fruit : November-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Galikonda Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Prakasam district
    • Kerala : Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district and all deciduous forests
    • Odisha : All disricts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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 graveolens. Downloaded on 7 June 2020.

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