Semecarpus auriculata Bedd.

 
  • Family : ANACARDIACEAE
    (CASHEW or MANGO or SUMAC FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Anacardiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Vellacheru, Charei, Charu (Malayalam); Velleicharei (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Large handsome tree; bark smooth, grey
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Semecarpus auriculata. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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