Lepisanthes rubiginosa (Roxb.) Leenh.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (SOAPBERRY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Basionym : Sapindus rubiginosus Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Erioglossum rubiginosum (Roxb.) Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepisanthes rubiginosa (Roxb.) Leenh.
  • Vernacular name : Lahunga, Sangabanga, Menhga koli, Ankula, Sona mahanga, Nunga (Oria); Ishi rashi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated. Fruit edible
  • Key identification features : Branchlets, young leaves and inflorescence covered with dense golden brown tomentum
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia, Australia
  • World Distribution : Indian Archipelago, NW. Australia
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sankara Rao, 2009. Flora of IISc, Bangalore.
  • 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=Lepisanthes rubiginosa. Downloaded on 18 September 2019.

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