Rapanea wightiana (Wall. ex A.DC.) Mez

 
  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
    (Myrsine Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : VIDANGA FAMILY (विडंग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PRIMULACEAE
  • Basionym : Myrsine wightiana Wall. ex A. DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rapanea wightiana (Wall. ex A. DC.) Mez
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : In evergeen forests at higher altitudes. The species endemic and Endangered (Sasidaran 2014 KFRI)
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 10/02/1972
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 1804
  • Collection Locality : Devakeri, near bedagudi, B. R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Tamil Nadu : Yercaud Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District
  • 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=Rapanea wightiana. Downloaded on 8 December 2021.

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