Osyris wightiana Wall. ex Wight

 
  • Family : SANTALACEAE
    (SANDALWOOD FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Santalaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Osyris quadripartita Salz. ex Decaisne; Osyris arborea Wall. ex A. DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud.
  • Common name : White Sandawood, Nepal Tree
  • Vernacular name : Vellasanthanam, Karipakkuchedi, Kattuchandhanam (Tamil); Natadike (Kannada); Pulluruvi, Vellachandanam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen, dry deciduous forests and montane scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in semi-evergreen forests up to 1200m.
  • Key identification features : Root parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4836, KFP 11022
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam 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, Sri Lanka, sub-tropical Himalaya
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381.; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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=Osyris wightiana. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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