Celtis philippensis Blanco

 
  • Family : ULMACEAE
    (Elm Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHIRK FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CANNABACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Celtis philippensis var. wightii (Planch.) Soepadmo
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Celtis philippensis Blanco
  • Vernacular name : Pinari (Kannada); Elumbiritti, Kodalimurukki (Tamil); Verrimusti, Kovakamusti, Tella kovakamusti (Telugu); Bhoothakkali, Kalluveera, Peenari, Vellakkuyyan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1200m in moist deciduous forests. Fruits edible. (Franklin & Murthy, 2013)
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Navendu Page, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23-03-2016; 25-03-2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0617; HJCB-0668
  • Collection Locality : Salem-Yercaud Ghat road, Salem district (TN); Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Vellore district
  • Native : India, Malaysia, Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Madagascar, Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Malaysia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Celtis philippensis. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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