Triumfetta pilosa Roth

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Triumfetta cana Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Triumfetta bogotensis DC.
  • Vernacular name : Masukkunni (Tamil); Bichhua, Bachhua (Oria); Nichardi, Kutree-wandree (Marathi); Erumachappu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m,especially along stream banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Aurangabad district, Mumbai Suburban district, Dhule district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district
    • Odisha : All hill regions of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Sri Lanaka, Malaysia, China, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Triumfetta pilosa. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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