Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Machilus macrantha Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.
  • Common name : Indian Persea
  • Vernacular name : Kurma (Hindi); Kolar mavu, Moola, Aanai kuru (Tamil); Nara (Telugu); Kulamavu, Kurilamavu, Kurma, Malamavu, Uramavu, Uravu, Ooravu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests near ravines and also in sholas and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1100m.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Sundergarh district, Rayagada district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.
  • 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=Persea macrantha. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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