Knema attenuata Warb.

 
  • 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) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Wild nutmeg
  • Vernacular name : Kadu pinde, Rakta mara (Kannada) Choora pathiri, Kaatu jathikai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common throughout evergreen forests from Matheran to Kanyakumari. Elevation 400-1000 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Dummakonda RF (East Godavari district)
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.821 Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • 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=Knema attenuata. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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