Gardenia resinifera Roth

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gardenia resinifera Roth
  • Common name : Brilliant Gardenia, Gummy gardenia, White emetic nut
  • Vernacular name : Dekamali, Dikmali (Hindi); Pannipavatta, Kambimaram, Picinpatti, Picinpavattai, Kambilipicin (Tamil); Yerrabikki, Erubikki, Karinga, Chinna karinga, Verri bikki (Telugu); Dikamali kayam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in open forests, rocky hills in deciduous forests and extending into foothills of scrub jungles.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 21/08/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39109
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Nellore district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121; 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=Gardenia resinifera. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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