Homalium zeylanicum (Gardner) Benth.

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (FLACOURTIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Basionym : Blackwellia ceylanica Gardner
  • Synonym(s) : Blackwellia tetrandra Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kala (Kannada); Manthralamuki (Telugu); Kaluvaluka, Manthalamukhi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in semi-evergreen forests up to 850m.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kambakkam Hills, Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Uttara Kannada district, Shivamogga district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District
  • 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=Homalium zeylanicum. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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