Cerbera odollam Gaertn.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cerbera odollam Gaertn.
  • Common name : Odollum Tree, Dog-bane, Chiute, Grey Milkwood, Sea Mango
  • Vernacular name : Pilikirbir (Hindi); Svanamarah (Sanskrit); Honde mara, Kande mara (Kannada); Chattankai, Othallam, Odalam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Water courses
  • Comments / notes : Along the sides of water courses, in coastal areas and mangroves. Often cultivated as an ornamental
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India, Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Cerbera odollam. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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