Maesopsis eminii Engl.

 
  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
    (BUCKTHORN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhamnaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Maesopsis eminii Engl.
  • Common name : Umbrella tree
  • Vernacular name : Kudamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown as shade tree in coffee plantation
  • Comments / notes : Introduced from Africa into coffee plantations. Sometimes also seen as an escape.
  • Key identification features : A lofty tree of the forest, densely foliacious and huge buttress.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M
  • Collection Date : 17/06/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-28
  • Collection Locality : Sirumalai Hills, Dindigal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Yercaud Hills, Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : India, Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Maesopsis eminii. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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