Polyalthia suberosa (Roxb. ) Thwaites

  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (Custard-Apple Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SITAPHAL FAMILY (सीताफल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ANNONACEAE
  • Basionym : Uvaria suberosa Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polyalthia suberosa (Roxb.) Thwaites
  • Vernacular name : Cham-khinni (Hindi); Chilakaduduga (Telugu); Karadia, Burhi chamri, Lohania mossu (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along streams in dry deciduous forests.
  • Key identification features : Corky bark
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Navendu Page, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-316
  • Collection Locality : Babera forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Icchapuram (Srikakulam district), Anantagiri Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, Maredumilli Hills (East Godavari district), Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Gajapati district, Angul district, Ganjam district, Koraput district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Siam, Hainan, Indo-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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Neginhal, S.G. 2011. Forest trees of the Western Ghats includes Eastern Ghats Deccan Plateau; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 suberosa. Downloaded on 30 March 2020.

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