Pleiospermium alatum (Wight & Arn.) Swingle

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (RUE or CITRUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rutaceae
  • Basionym : Limonia alata Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pleiospermium alatum (Wight & Arn.) Swingle
  • Vernacular name : Kurunthumul thazhai (Tamil); Kurtham (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, foot hills; less in the plains to the coast
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in foothills of scrub jungles and in deciduous forests up to 900m.
  • Key identification features : Shrub or small tree; leaves trifoliate
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M
  • Collection Date : 17/06/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-18
  • Collection Locality : Sirumalai Hills, Dindigal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu hills
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Indo-Malesia, China and Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • 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=Pleiospermium alatum. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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