Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brogniart

 
  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
    (BUCKTHORN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhamnaceae
  • Basionym : Ceanothus asiaticus L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn.
  • Vernacular name : Mayirmanikkan (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Moist and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Much-branched, unarmed shrub; flowers yellowish green
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Malappuram district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Ramanathapuram district, Tiruchirapalli district, often planted near the coast
  • World Distribution : India inclu.Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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=Colubrina asiatica. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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