Madhuca insignis (Radlk.) H.J. Lam

  • Family : SAPOTACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapotaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Madhuca insignis (Radlk.) H.J.Lam
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : A riparian species. Seeds are recalcitrant with a good percentage of germination in the month of may on the river bed. Most seedlings thus produced gets washed off in the flood during monsoon.
  • Key identification features : Large trees with stout branchlets. Corolla yellowish-brown with dense gloden-yellow hairs outside. Stamens 20, long reddish, in two series attached to the throat of the corolla tube. Seeds convexly flattened, fusiform with short obliquely truncate ends, smooth.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Krishna kumar et al, 2004- Phytomorphology 54(3&4).
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. insignis. Downloaded on 18 February 2020.

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