Atalantia wightii Tanaka

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (RUE or CITRUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rutaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Atalantia ceylanica (Arn.) Oliver
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Atalantia wightii Yu.Tanaka
  • Vernacular name : Kattuelumachan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Thorny shrub or small tree
  • Flower, Fruit : November-June
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R Ramesh & P.Prakash; C.J.Saldanha; S.R.Ramesh & S.B.Manohar
  • Collection Nos : KFP 5411, KFP 7681
  • Collection Locality : Begaru-Sringeri (Chikmagalur); B.R.Hills (Mysore)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Jalna district, Parbhani district, Hingoli district, Beed district, Nanded district, Osmanabad district, Latur district, Ratnagiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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=Atalantia wightii. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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