Goniothalamus wightii Hook.f. & Thomson

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Annonaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Goniothalamus wightii Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Vernacular name : Malamthelli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in high elevation evergreen forests from Periyar to Kanyakumari; elevation 1000-1400 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district, Virudhunagar district
  • Endemism : South Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Gamble, 1915. Fl. Pres. Madr. Vol. 1:pp.18.; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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); Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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 wightii. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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