Hildegardia populifolia Schott & Endl.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Basionym : Sterculia populifolia (DC.) Schott & Endl.
  • Synonym(s) : Sterculia populnifolia Roxb. (S. populifolia spl. var.)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Galibuda, Delibuda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Rocky terrains in deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare tree in deciduous forests of the ghats, usually among rocks. Bark of the plant is used for rope making.
  • Key identification features : Leaf palmately 5-ribbed. Follicles papery, inflated with a membranous wing.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/01/2011
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-309
  • Collection Locality : Chinnapalle, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district (Kadapa district), Chandrayani kona, Ananthapur district (Anantapur district), Chittoor district (Chittoor district)
    • Maharashtra : Cultivated in Pune
    • Tamil Nadu : Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Krishnagiri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra 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=Hildegardia populifolia. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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