Litsea kakkachensis R. Ganesan

  • Family : LAURACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : April to May and September- to October (twice a year). Type location from Kakkachi, KMTR, Courtallaum hills of Tirunelveli district and hence the specific epithet kakkachensis
  • Key identification features : Leaf secondary veins 8–10 pairs looping at margins, obscure above and prominent underneath
  • Flower, Fruit : April-October
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : R. Ganesan (2011). Litsea kakkachensis (Lauraceae)-A new species from Agasthyamalai, Western Ghats, India. Rheedea 21(2): 143-146.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. kakkachensis. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.


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