Otonephelium stipulaceum (Bedd.) Radlk.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (SOAPBERRY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Basionym : Nephelium stipulaceum Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Malekoomathi (Kannada); Poripoovam, Pavirimulei (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Elevation 150-1000 m.
  • Key identification features : Medium-sized tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2848
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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=Otonephelium stipulaceum. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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