Ardisia depressa C.B.Clarke

 
  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
    (MYRSINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Primulaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ardisia depressa C.B.Clarke
  • Vernacular name : Kunamokka (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Grows near rivers and falls
  • Key identification features : Shrub, up to 3 m high. Branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, glabrous with punctuate glands on both sides. Flowers in umbels, light pink. Drupes globose, shiny, black.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sundergarh district, Kalhandi district, Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121; 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=Ardisia depressa. Downloaded on 24 August 2019.

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