Gymnacranthera farquhariana (Hook.f. & Thomson) Warburg

 
  • Family : MYRISTICACEAE
    (Nutmeg Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JATIPHALA FAMILY (जातिफल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRISTICACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gymnacranthera farquhariana (Hook.f. & Thomson) Warb.
  • Vernacular name : Pindi (Kannada); Udaipanu, Undappayin (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Along banks of rivers in Evergreen forests and in swamp forests of Western Ghats
  • Comments / notes : Crude candles made from the endosperm of the seeds.
  • Key identification features : Leaves large, glaucous beneath, bark brown, and trunk buttressed. Male flowers small yellow, in much branched axillary panicles. Female flowers larger. Fruit globose.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Collection Nos : Beddome s.n. MH 44380, Beddome 44378
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malaya
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; 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=Gymnacranthera farquhariana. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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