Apodytes dimidiata var. acutifolia (A. Rich.) Botique

  • Family : ICACINACEAE
    (Icacina Or White Pear Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHENERA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ICACINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Apodytes dimidiata E.Mey. ex Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Kainka (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in forests of Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A glabrous tree. Leaves alternate, ovate, elliptic, acute. Flowers 5 mm across, white, sessile or shortly pedicellate, in terminal and axillary corymbose cymes. Fruit a drupe, obliquely ovoid, compressed. Seed one
  • Flower, Fruit : March-June
  • Collector(s) Name : Syed Maqsood Ahamed, S.R.Ramesh & N.S.Ravindra
  • Collection Nos : KFP 916, KFP 7997, KFP 11701
  • Collection Locality : Kemmangundi (Chikamagalur)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Apodytes dimidiata var. acutifolia. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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