Flacourtia montana J. Graham

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (FLACOURTIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Flacourtia montana J. Graham
  • Vernacular name : Arpu, Champe hannu, Hennu sampige, Kakkade hannu mara (Kannada); Champari, Chapar, Chaprin, Tar-bor (Marathi); Chalirpazham, Charalmaram, Charalpazham, Kattuloika, Muripacha, Painellicka, Vayyamkaitha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests from Matheran to Kanyakumari; elevation 150-1100. Fruits are edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Saldanha 1984. Flora Karnataka vol. 1.; 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; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1; Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar (2015). Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of northern Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(8): 7443-7459.
  • 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=Flacourtia montana. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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