Dysoxylum malabaricum Bedd. ex C.DC.

 
  • Family : MELIACEAE
    (Mahogany Or Neem Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NEEM FAMILY (नीम फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MELIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dysoxylum malabaricum Bedd. ex C.DC.
  • Common name : White cedar
  • Vernacular name : Vallaiagil, Purippa (Tamil); Bili ajilu (Kannada); Akil, Purippa, Vellakil (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Uncommon in evergreen forests from Pune to Kanyakumari; elevation 50-1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Kolhapur district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Kanyakumari district
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri;Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
  • 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=Dysoxylum malabaricum. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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