Salix tetrasperma Roxb.

 
  • Family : SALICACEAE
    (WILLOW FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Salix tetrasperma Roxb.
  • Common name : Indian Willow
  • Vernacular name : Neravanji (Kannada); Neernochi, Neervanji (Tamil); Jala vetasa (Sanskrit); Pani begunia, Baisi, Barija, Panijamo (Oria); Bod, Bent, Jalmala, Bilsa, Luila, Bes, Bains (Hindi); Eeti pala, Eti pisinika, Konda ganneru (Telugu); Attupala, Puzhappanji, Vanchi, Vanchimaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Along water courses, often on plains
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan, Indo-China, Malesia, South China, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Salix tetrasperma. Downloaded on 23 September 2019.

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