Zanthoxylum tetraspermum Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (RUE or CITRUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rutaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Fagara tetrasperma (Wight & Arn.) Engl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Shesike (Kannada); Karunjuri, Perunjuri (Tamil); Kokkimullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Very rare. Grows gregariously on shola borders on trees.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R Ramesh; S.M. Ahamed, S.R. Ramesh and N.S. Ravindran
  • Collection Date : 19/09/1980; 02/05/1978
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12299; KFP 870
  • Collection Locality : Coorg dist.; Chikkamagalur dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; 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.
  • 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=Zanthoxylum tetraspermum. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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