Gomphia serrata (Gaertn.) Kanis

 
  • Family : OCHNACEAE
    (Ochna Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RAMDHAN CHAPA FAMILY (रामधन चम्पा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OCHNACEAE
  • Basionym : Meesia serrata Gaertn.
  • Synonym(s) : Campylospermum serratum (Gaertn.) Bittrich & M.C.E. Amaral; Gomphia angustifolia Vahl; Ouratea angustifolia Baill. ex Laness.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gomphia serrata (Gaertn.) Kanis
  • Vernacular name : Ramanchi (Tamil); Kempu kuntala (Kannada); Aanaperal, Chavakambu, Chavetti, Chokkatti, valermani (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests, Moist deciduous forests, Hill tracts
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Shrub or small tree with shining leaves
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 564, KFP 576
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; 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=Gomphia serrata. Downloaded on 2 June 2020.

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