Miquelia dentata Bedd.

 
  • Family : ICACINACEAE
    (ICACINA or WHITE PEAR FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Icacinaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : A Climbing shrub. Leaves alternate, ovate-oblong or lanceolate acuminate at apex, dentate, glabrous. Flowers dioecious; male flowers: capitate on supra-axillary racemose peduncles; female flowers: capitate on a solitary peduncle. Ovary sessile, 1-celled; ovules 2. Fruit a drupe, elliptic-oblong, 1-seeded.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2308, CJS 16667
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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=Miquelia dentata. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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