Myristica dactyloides Gaertn.

 
  • 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
  • Vernacular name : Kadu jajikai (Kannada); Kattujathikkay, Kaakkai moonji (Tamil); Jaati phala (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills at elevations 200-1330 m, in sholas in deep shade and in thick evergreen pacthes of the ghats.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; ; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. 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=Myristica dactyloides. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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