Goniothalamus keralensis E.S.S.Kumar, Shaju, P.E.Roy & G.Rajkumar

  • 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) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and riparian forests
  • Comments / notes : In riparian vegetation, the plant often seen as a medium to large sized shrubs, whereas in evergreen forests, it grows to the size of a small tree.
  • Key identification features : Longer leaves with acuminate or caudate-acuminate apex, sepals are deciduous in fruits & funnel shaped stigma.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats, Kerala
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered
  • Literature : Santhosh Kumar E. S, T. Shaju, P. E. Roy and G. Raj Kumar (2013). A New Species of Goniothalamus (Blume) Hook. f. & Thomson (Annonaceae) from Kerala, India. Taiwania, 58(3): 171‒175.
  • 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=Goniothalamus keralensis. Downloaded on 29 November 2021.


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