Turpinia malabarica Gamble

 
  • Family : STAPHYLEACEAE
    (BLADDER-NUT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Staphyleaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Alunkumaram, Kanakkappalam, Marali, Pambaravetti (Malayalam); Kanali (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : At elevations 50-1100 m.
  • Key identification features : Young leaves bright yellow. Fruit is a berry, greenish, not lobed
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2837
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Kanyakumari district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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=Turpinia malabarica. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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