Litsea deccanensis Gamble

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Litsea tomentosa Heyne ex Nees 1831, non Blume 1862; Tetranthera tomentosa Roxb. ex Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Litsea deccanensis Gamble
  • Vernacular name : Kattupila, Aenaavamaram (Tamil); Naramamidi (Telugu); Pathali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along streams and moist localities of the forests and shola forest above 800m
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December (WG)
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, A.N.Sringeswara & Imran Baig; Raja K. Swamy & Arun Singh
  • Collection Date : 08-04-2014; 12-09-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-30; HJCB-0029
  • Collection Locality : Amirthi R.F., Vellore district (TN); Pudunur forest, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar 2015. Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of Northern Andhra Pradesh, India. JoTT 7 (8): 7443-7459; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptc Flora of Mysore District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; 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=Litsea deccanensis. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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