Ochna gamblei King ex Brandis

  • Family : OCHNACEAE
    (Ochna Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RAMDHAN CHAPA FAMILY (रामधन चम्पा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OCHNACEAE
  • Basionym : Elaeocarpus integerrimus Lour.
  • Synonym(s) : Ochna obtusata var. gamblei (Brandis) Kanis; Ochna wallichii Planch.; Ochna beddomei Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Ramdhan Champa
  • Vernacular name : Ramatana champaka (Hindi); Narole, Ramatana champaka (Kannada); Kuka moi, Chitti moi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Rocky areas in deciduous forests and hill tracts
  • Comments / notes : On sun-exposed rocks and deciduous slopes up to 900m. Wood is used for making walking sticks
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Collector(s) Name : CJ. Saldanha; Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 20-03-1970; 25-06-2010
  • Collection Nos : CJS 16633; FAP 39157
  • Collection Locality : Doddagonnakere, Tumkur district (KA); Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Nellore district, Kurnool district, Prakasam district, Guntur district, Krishna district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Vizianagaram district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district, Nalgonda district, Khammam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mandya district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Namakkal district, Tiruchirapalli district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Central and Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; J.L. Ellis, 1987. Flora of Nallamalais; 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 gamblei. Downloaded on 31 May 2020.

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