Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook.f. ex Benth.

  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (Rue Or Citrus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NIMBU FAMILY (नींबू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : RUTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Clausena dentata (Willd.) Roem.; Amyris dentata Willd.; Clausena willdenovii Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook.f. ex Benth.
  • Common name : Black Currant Grape Lime
  • Vernacular name : Aanai chedi, Kattukaruvetpilai, Potti (Tamil); Kadu karabevu (Kannada); Kattukariveppila, Suganthaveppu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Mixed deciduous, moist deciduous and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills of scrub jungles and deciduous forests to 1400m.
  • Key identification features : A small tree with axillary inflorescence
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0606
  • Collection Locality : Karadyur, Yercaud, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Kanyakumari district, Tirunelveli district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Theni district; Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : Indo-Malayan
  • World Distribution : Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Africa, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work); 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. anisata. Downloaded on 18 January 2022.

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