Berrya cordifolia (Willd.) Burret

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Espera cordifolia Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Berrya ammonilla Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Berrya cordifolia (Willd.) Burret
  • Common name : Trincomalee Wood tree, Halmilla Tree
  • Vernacular name : Chavandalai, Venthekku, Tiruconamallee (Tamil); Chugaran (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown as ornamental tree
  • Comments / notes : Often planted in avenues. A good timber tree. According to Gamble J.S., in India this species is not found in wild. Hairs on the seeds cause skin irritation
  • Flower, Fruit : November-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman Islands (India), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; 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=Berrya cordifolia. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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