Cinnamomum travancoricum Gamble

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cinnamomum travancoricum Gamble
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Small evergreen trees. Young branchlets in panicles, fulvous-tomentose; leaves ovate, 3-ribbed; berries purplish-blue, ovoid to oblong.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gamble, 1924. Fl. Pres. Madr. Vol. 2. pp. 1224; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Cinnamomum travancoricum. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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