Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Annonaceae
  • Basionym : Uvaria longifolia Sonn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites
  • Common name : Cemetery tree, Mast tree, Telegraph Pole Tree
  • Vernacular name : Nettilingam (Tamil); Nara maamidi (Telugu); Debadaru, Asupal (Oria); Aranamaram, Cherunna, Choranna (Malayalam); Dedbari (Marathi); Madras ashoka (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Planted as avenue tree. Introduced in many tropical countries
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropics of the World
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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 longifolia. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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