Lepisanthes tetraphylla (Vahl) Radlk.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SAPINDACEAE
  • Basionym : Sapindus tetraphyllus Vahl
  • Synonym(s) : Hemigyrosa canescens (Roxb.) Blume; Molinaea canescens Roxb.; Lepisanthes deficiens (Wight & Arn.) Radlk.; Hemigyrosa deficiens (Wight & Arn.) Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Wild Aphania
  • Vernacular name : Kaluhatta, Moolaga (Hindi); Kattupuvarasu, Nekota, Nehotaa, Kuhamathi (Tamil); Korivi (Telugu); Panikusun (Oria); Kalpoovathi, Kulapunna, Naikolli, Poovalmaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests; in sacred groves
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Imran Baig & A.N.Sringeswara
  • Collection Date : 08/04/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-36
  • Collection Locality : Amirthi R.F., Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malay peninsula, Cambodia, Martinique, Africa
  • 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; Pullaiah, T & Chennaiah, E., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 1.; N.P. Singh & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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 tetraphylla. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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