Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B.Rob.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Sebifera glutinosa Lour.
  • Synonym(s) : Litsea chinensis Lam.; Litsea sebifera Pers.; Tomex sebifera Willd.; Tetranthera apetala Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B. Rob.
  • Vernacular name : Maidah-lakadi, Maidah, Menda (Hindi); Lakki (Kannada); Pisinpatty (Tamil); Nara alagi, Kanuga (Telugu); Naluga, Debassandha, Baghoari, Jaisonda, Basong, Baghtal (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in valleys
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Navendu Page, Arun Singh, K. Sankara Rao & Raja K. Swamy; Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 24-02-2016; 31-10-2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0485; HJCB-0368
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka WLS, Khurda district (OD); Way to Yelagiri Hills, Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Nellore district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Telangana : Khammam district, Adilabad district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district, Cuttack district, Mayurbhanj district, Gajapati district, Puri district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district, Angul 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, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, Indo-China, Malaysia, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi 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 glutinosa. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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