Aglaia lawii (Wight) C.J.Saldanha

 
  • Family : MELIACEAE
    (MAHOGANY or NEEM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Meliaceae
  • Basionym : Nimmoia lawii Wight
  • Synonym(s) : Aglaia jainii M.V. Viswan. & K.Ramach. (nom. ill); Aglaia haslettiana Haines; Amoora canarana (Turcz.) Hiern; Amoota lawii (Wight) Bedd.; Aglaia tamilnadensis N.C.Nair & R.Rajan
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aglaia lawii (Wight) C.J.Saldanha
  • Vernacular name : Burumb, Kat, Ragatrohida (Marathi); Karakil, Vellacheeralam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in semi-evergreen forests, near streams.
  • Key identification features : Large evergreen tree
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8458, HFP 16200; CJS 16032
  • Collection Locality : Bisle Ghat, lower section (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Visakhapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Denemalai (Ballari district)
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Angul district, Bolangir district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district, Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Pacific Islands
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Aglaia lawii. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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