Cinnamomum wightii Meisner

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cinnamomum wightii Meisn.
  • Vernacular name : Kadu dalchini (Kannada); Kattukaruva, Shanthamaram, Vellakodala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Key identification features : A stout tree, with very coriaceous leaves. Berries ovate-oblong, supported by a truncate cup.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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 wightii. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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