Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G. Don

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (OLIVE or JASMINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Basionym : Forsythia mala-elengi Dennst.
  • Synonym(s) : Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) Green; Chionanthus malabaricus (Wall.ex G.Don) Bedd.; Chionanthus mala-elengi subsp. mala-elengi
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chionanthus mala-elengi subsp. mala-elengi
  • Vernacular name : Soorkili, Porumbalu (Tamil); Punnagamu, Punicce, Chedda neredu (Telugu); Pochandia (Oria); Kallidala, Mala-elengi, Perumbal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare near streams.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2567, CJS 15957
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Nayagarh district, Keonjhar district, Puri Hills (Puri district), Angul district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Dindigul district, Kanyakumari district, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India incl. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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=Linociera malabarica. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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