Saprosma glomeratum (Gardner) Bedd.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Dysodidendron glomeratum Gardner
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Saprosma glomeratum (Gardner) Bedd.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in the evergreen forest of Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : Large shrub, parts usually foetid when crushed. Leaves subsessile, elliptic-ovate. Flowers small, terminal 1-3 together, 4 merous. Drupe globose, deep blue when ripe
  • Flower, Fruit : October-June
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14577
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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=Saprosma glomeratum. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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