Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Graham) Mabb.

 
  • Family : ICACINACEAE
    (Icacina Or White Pear Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHENERA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ICACINACEAE
  • Basionym : Premna nimmoniana J.Graham
  • Synonym(s) : Stemonurus foetidus Wight; Mappia foetida (Wight) Miers; Mappia wightiana Miers; Nothapodytes foetida (Wight) Sleumer
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nothapodytes nimmoniana (J. Graham) Mabb.
  • Vernacular name : Durvasane mara (Kannada); Amrut, Ghanera, Kargur (Marathi); Peenari, Pulippacha (Malayalam); Arali (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous, evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in forests
  • Key identification features : A small tree. Leaves alternate, ovate-oblong, acute to acuminate at apex, rounded and asymmetrical at base, hairy beneath. Inflorescence of terminal corymbose cymes; cymes shorter than the leaves. Flowers bisexual, yellowish, with foetid smell. Fruit a drupe, oblong, purple
  • Flower, Fruit : June-October
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2294, KFP 3280, KFP 11840
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia and China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi, 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=Nothapodytes nimmoniana. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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