Chionanthus zeylanica L.

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (OLIVE or JASMINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Linociera purpurea Vahl; Linociera zeylanica (L.) Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chionanthus zeylanicus L.
  • Vernacular name : Neeli blabba, Punisi, Punnagamu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common. On hills up to 800m.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 28/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0259
  • Collection Locality : Alipiri road, Tirumal forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Chionanthus zeylanica. Downloaded on 17 September 2019.

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