Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser
  • Common name : Kadamb Tree
  • Vernacular name : Kadambah (Sanskrit); Kadamb (Hindi); Kaduavalatige, Kadamba-vriksha (Kannada); Aattuthekku, Kadaarvayura, Kadambari, Kadambu, Kadhamba-vriksham, Kattuchakka, Kodavara, Vellakadambu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Along banks of rivers and streams in Evergreen forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Rare, found growing in wet places
  • Key identification features : Horizontal branching tree, branch scars resemble shape of elephant's eye.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-September
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8425
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Asia, Pacific, Ausralia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Neolamarckia cadamba. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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