Hydnocarpus laurifolia (Dennst.) Sleumer

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (Flacourtia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CHILLA FAMILY (चिल्ला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ACHARIACEAE
  • Basionym : Munnicksia laurifolia Dennst.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hydnocarpus wightianus Blume
  • Common name : Fish poison tree, Marothi tree
  • Vernacular name : Chaalmoogara (Hindi); Chaul moogra yenne mara, Suranti (Kannada); Adi badamu, Niradi (Telugu); Tuvarakaha (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Seed oil is used in Leprosy, Rheumatism
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 laurifolia. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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