Scleropyrum pentandrum (Dennst.) Mabb.

 
  • Family : SANTALACEAE
    (Sandalwood Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CHANDAN FAMILY (चन्दन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SANTALACEAE
  • Basionym : Pothos pentandrus Dennst.
  • Synonym(s) : Scleropyrum wallichianum (Wight & Arn.) Arn.; Sphaerocarya wallichiana Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scleropyrum pentandrum (Dennst.) Mabb.
  • Vernacular name : Irumulli, Vathamparatti (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests and also in the sacred groves
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4975, KFP 5406, KFP 10390
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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=Scleropyrum pentandrum. Downloaded on 7 October 2022.

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