Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka

  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (Rue Or Citrus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NIMBU FAMILY (नींबू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : RUTACEAE
  • Basionym : Limonia mauritiana Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka
  • Common name : Ash sheora, Gin Berry, Orangeberry, Rum Berry
  • Vernacular name : Kumanapannu, Paanal (Kannada); Lonkobadam (Oria); Panal, Poonipatty (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Undergrowth in Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains and scrub jungles to 1000m on hills.
  • Key identification features : Shrub or small tree with stout branches
  • Flower, Fruit : November-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Namakkal district, Tiruchirapalli district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. mauritiana. Downloaded on 5 August 2021.

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