Meliosma pinnata subsp. arnottiana (Wight) Beusekom

  • Family : SABIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sabiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Meliosma arnottiana (Wight) Walp.
  • Vernacular name : Thodu, Kusavi, Thagari, Badagahuli (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Sholas
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on higher elevations, up to 1200m in Sholas, also planted in the coffee estates.
  • Key identification features : Large spreading conspicuous evergreen tree. Bark grey-brown, mottled with white. Profusely flowering, much branched panicles, yellowish in colour.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malay Peninsula, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. pinnata subsp. arnottiana. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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