Chrysophyllum roxburghii G.Don

  • Family : SAPOTACEAE
    (Sapodilla Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CHIKOO FAMILY (चीकू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SAPOTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Donella roxburghii (G.Don) Pierre ex Lecomte
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chrysophyllum roxburghii G.Don
  • Common name : Wild Star Apple
  • Vernacular name : Hale, Bokale (Kannada); Kaappaalai (Tamil); Athappala, Mannanchakka, Kappalam, Noolambazham, Pilichakka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1200m in sholas. Stem buttressed and fluted
  • Flower, Fruit : April-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Rampa Hills (East Godavari district), West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Namakkal district
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, Hainan, Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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. roxburghii. Downloaded on 20 January 2022.

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