Miliusa velutina Hook.f. & Thomson

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Annonaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Miliusa velutina (A. DC.) Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Vernacular name : Domsal, Kari, Gidar, Rukh (Hindi); Nasare (Kannada); Pedda chilka, Dudura nalla duduge, Chilaka duduga (Telugu); Gandha palasa, Domsal (Oria); Rushya proktha (Sanskrit); Kanakaitha, Villooni (Malayalam); Karai, Kari (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Often associated with sal forests. Wood used for agricultural implements.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Nepal, Malaysia, China
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora Of Hassan District; Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere.
  • 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 velutina. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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