Allophylus concanicus Radlk.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (SOAPBERRY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Allophylus concanicus Radlk.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrubs with brownish, lenticellate branchlets. Leaflets with pubescent midrib. Flowers solitary or in pairs. Calyx orbicular. Corolla whitish, hairy. Filaments reddish
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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=Allophylus concanicus. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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