Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J. Sinclair

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Annonaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Saccopetalum tomentosum Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kirua (Hindi); Chilkadudi, Barre duduga, Budda duduga (Telugu); Patmosso, Gandha palasa, Gonda palasu (Oria); Kanakaitha, Kaithamavu, Thavidi (Malayalam); Hoom, Humb, Minmara, Thoska (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Leaves and seeds are used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (Franklin & Murthy, 2013).
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Lambasingi (Vishakapatnam district), Maredumilli Hills (East Godavari district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district, Chamarajanagar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Angul district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar 2015. Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of Northern Andhra Pradesh, India. JoTT 7 (8): 7443-7459; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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=Miliusa tomentosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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