Hydnocarpus alpina Wight

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (FLACOURTIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Achariaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Hydnocarpus pendulus Manilal , T.Sabu & Sivar.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Torathi (Kannada); Attuchankalai (Tamil); Attuchankala, Kattumarotti, Malamarotti, Malamaravetti, Pinervetty, Vilamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : In evergreen forests from South Karnataka to Kanyakumari; elevation 200-1600 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Collection Nos : Barber 6273
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work); 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hydnocarpus alpina. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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