Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Basionym : Pentapetes acerifolia L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd.
  • Common name : Dinnerplate Tree
  • Vernacular name : Muchkund, Kanaka champa (Hindi); Muchukunda (Kannada); Vennangu (Tamil); Mast kanda (Telugu); Kanaka champa (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Garden plant
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Aurangabad district, Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district
  • Native : Continental Asia
  • World Distribution : Introduced elsewhere
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Pterospermum acerifolium. Downloaded on 1 December 2020.

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