Pterospermum diversifolium Blume

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Pterospermum glabrescens Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Muchukunda (Kannada); Pambaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-evergreen, also moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Infrequent
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12726, HFP 1815, CJS 15597
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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 diversifolium. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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