Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LAURACEAE
  • Basionym : Cylicodaphne wightiana Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook.f.
  • Vernacular name : Pattuthali, Manjakudala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in Eastern Ghats.
  • Key identification features : Flowers faintly fragrant.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ittikaldurga State Forest (Kolar district)
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V personal observation.
  • 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 wightiana. Downloaded on 14 August 2020.

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