Sageraea laurifolia (Graham) Blatt.

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (Custard-Apple Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SITAPHAL FAMILY (सीताफल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ANNONACEAE
  • Basionym : Guatteria laurifolia Graham
  • Synonym(s) : Bocagea dalzellii (Bedd.) Hook.f. & Thoms.; Sageraea dalzellii Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kanakaitha, Manyarei, Manjanara (Malayalam); Andi, Har-kinjal, Kiland, Sager, Undi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Bark and blaze aromatic.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10930, T.R.D. Bell 7884
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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=Sageraea laurifolia. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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