Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Canthium dicoccum var. Dicoccum (Gaertn.) Teijsm & Binn.; Canthium didymum (Brandis) Hook.f.; Plectronia didyma Benth. & Hook.f.; Canthium dicoccum (Gaertn.) Merr.; Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos
  • Vernacular name : Nalla balusu, Niralli (Telugu); Kurma, Kumar Chikni, Dolsingh, Karuna, Jordaru (Oria); Nekkini, Navugu, Naluvai, Iramvarantthan (Tamil); Irumbarappan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Common on hills of deciduous to dry evergreen and semi-evergreen forests of ghats from 500 to 1200m on slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Occasional in forests
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Namakkal district, Villipuram district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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=Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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