Actinodaphne shendurunii Robi & Udayan

  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LAURACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : shrub
  • Habitat : Wet Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : The specific epithet of the new taxon is based on the type locality Shenduruni Wildlife Sanctury.
  • Key identification features : Petioles are pubescent in nature.leaves are elliptic-lanceolate in shape and occurs in 3–5 whorls, undulate margin, lateral nerves looped along margins, fascicled inflorescence, rather thick, rusty-pubescent and perianth lobes are acute, pubescent inside, margin entire, gland dotted, perianth cup is divided and fruits are ovoid. In female flowers, fascicles are fulvous-pubescent and unbranched.Styles are Straight and thick.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Robi. A.J and P.S. Udayan (2013). Actinodaphne shendurunii (LAURACEAE): A New Species From Southern Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences Vol-3, Issue-3, Jul,Aug,Sep.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. shendurunii. Downloaded on 18 April 2021.


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