Lepisanthes senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Leenh.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (SOAPBERRY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Basionym : Sapindus senegalensis Juss. ex Poir.
  • Synonym(s) : Aphania bifoliata (Thw.) Radlk.; Sapindus bifoliolatus (Thw.) Hiern; Nephelium bifoliolatum Thw.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepisanthes senegalensis (Poir.) Leenh.
  • Vernacular name : Eekkoli (Malayalam); Koduvamurikki (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Branching tree with bunches of white blossoms
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0541
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hainan, Moluccas, Malaysia, Philippines, Celebes, New Guinea
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Lepisanthes senegalensis. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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