Semecarpus kathalekanensis Dasappa & Swam.

    (Cashew Or Mango Or Sumac Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAM FAMILY (आम फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ANACARDIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Semecarpus kathalekanensis Dasappa & Swam.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : The bark, leaves and berries are aromatic when crushed.
  • Key identification features : Tall trees with smooth, grey-brown, lenticelled bark; Branchlets glabrous, exudating acrid watery latex when cut; Leaves simple with alternate-spiral phyllotaxy; Flowers unisexual, greenish in axillary panicles; Fruit is a oblique kidney shaped, compressed drupe bearing one seed.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats (Karnataka, Shimoga region)
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Indian Forester 126: 78 2000.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. kathalekanensis. Downloaded on 1 December 2021.

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