Ochna obtusata DC.

 
  • Family : OCHNACEAE
    (OCHNA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ochnaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ochna squarrosa Bennett auct. non L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Golden champak, Mickey Mouse Plant, Ramdhan Champa
  • Vernacular name : Narole, Ramatana champaka (Kannada); Silanthi, Padalakkonai, Panjaram (Tamil); Sunari, Erra juvi, Tammi (Telugu); Kaniyari, Bhuinchampa, Pata champa, Thambi, Nabaniswaro, Tangan champa (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1000m and also in scrub jungles
  • Key identification features : Bark thin and brown
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M; Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 16/06/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-15; HJCB-0514
  • Collection Locality : Azhagar Hills, Madurai district (TN); Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Nayagarh district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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=Ochna obtusata. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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