Gluta travancorica Bedd.

 
  • Family : ANACARDIACEAE
    (CASHEW or MANGO or SUMAC FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Anacardiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gluta travancorica Bedd.
  • Common name : Redwood tree
  • Vernacular name : Chenkurinji, Thodappa (Malayalam); Shencurani (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : At elevations 600-1400 m.
  • Key identification features : Large tree with smooth, pinkish-grey bark
  • Flower, Fruit : March-January
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose
  • Collection Locality : Kurisumala, Kottayam District
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district, Tirunelveli district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : 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.
  • 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=Gluta travancorica. Downloaded on 17 June 2019.

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