Prunus ceylanica (Wight) Miq.

 
  • Family : ROSACEAE
    (ROSE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rosaceae
  • Basionym : Polydontia ceylanica Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Prunus ceylanica (Wight) Miq.
  • Common name : Indian Wild Cherry, Himalyan Cheryy
  • Vernacular name : Arthanaarikongu, Erattikkuchi, Irumpukkanni (Tamil); Attanaripongu, Irattani, Karmavu, Naikambagam, Korandamaram, Rettiyan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist shady places along streams, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along moist shaded valleys up to 1000m. Abundant in sholas.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Angul district, Sundergarh district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Namakkal district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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.
  • 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=Prunus ceylanica. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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