Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd.

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (Custard-Apple Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SITAPHAL FAMILY (सीताफल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ANNONACEAE
  • Basionym : Uvaria cerasoides Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd.
  • Vernacular name : Kudumi (Hindi); Sanna hessate (Kannada); Irumpuli (Tamil); Gutti Dudduga, Chittiduduga, Guvva, Tellachilakadudi (Telugu); Potmossu, Champati, Panjon, Burhi chamri (Oria); Cherunedunar, Narela (Malayalam); Vabbina, Humb (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous to semi-Evergreen forests up to 1000m.
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Wood used for planks, rafters and boat building.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Raja K. Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 19-11-2014; 26-11-2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-91; HJCB-0148
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Puri district, Sundergarh district, Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Ganjam district, Jajpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Hills of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, China, Indo-China, Laos
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Polyalthia cerasoides. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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