Neolitsea scrobiculata Gamble

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Litsea scrobiculata Meisner
  • Synonym(s) : Litsea zeylanica sensu Hook.f. 1886 p.p. non Nees 1823.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Vegana (Tamil); Mulakunari, Shanthamaram, Vellatam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000 m in sholas and other evergreen forests.
  • Key identification features : Densely foliaceous evergreen tree. Leaves dark green above, glaucous below. Flowers preceded by terminal cones. A black exudate often seen on the fruits.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0646
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Neolitsea scrobiculata. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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