Alphonsea sclerocarpa Thw.

  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (Custard-Apple Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SITAPHAL FAMILY (सीताफल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ANNONACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alphonsea sclerocarpa Thwaites
  • Vernacular name : Pulusu mamidi (Telugu); Thutta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry evergreen and deciduous forests and also in sacred groves and Sholas above 1100m.
  • Comments / notes : Wood is used for poles and posts.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M; Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M
  • Collection Date : 16-06-2014; 17-06-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-09; HJCB-E-17
  • Collection Locality : Azhagar Hills, Madurai district; Sirumalai Hills, Dindigal district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Talakona Hills (Chittoor district), Udayagiri Hills (Nellore district), Seshachalam Hills (Kadapa district), Visakhapatnam district (Vishakapatnam district), Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district (East Godavari district)
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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. sclerocarpa. Downloaded on 29 June 2022.

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