Litsea floribunda (Blume) Gamble

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Cylicodaphne floribunda Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Pattuthali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in Western Ghats forests from 500-1610m alt.
  • Key identification features : Trees with lenticellate bark and leaves with galls. Blaze sweet to taste, smells slightly of crushed Mango leaves.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10665, HFP 1232, CJS 12137
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Hassan district, Davanagare district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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 floribunda. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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