Harpullia arborea (Blanco) Radlk.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SAPINDACEAE
  • Basionym : Ptelea arborea Blanco
  • Synonym(s) : Harpullia mellea Lauterb.; Harpullia imbricata (Blume) Thw.; Otonychium imbricatum Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Harpullia arborea (Blanco) Radlk.
  • Common name : Dolls eyes, Mogum-mogum
  • Vernacular name : Bidyale (Kannada); Nei Kottei (Tamil); Phutika, Patuli (Oria); Chittilamadakku, Puzhukkolli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Along streams in semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : A large tree; capsule inflated, 2-lobed, orange-scarlet
  • Flower, Fruit : December-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Konkan
    • Odisha : Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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=Harpullia arborea. Downloaded on 7 June 2020.

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