Callicarpa tomentosa (L.) Murray

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Tomex tomentosa L.
  • Synonym(s) : Callicarpa lanata L.; Callicarpa arborea Miq. ex Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Callicarpa tomentosa (L.) L.
  • Common name : Velvet Beauty Berry, Great woolly malayan lilac
  • Vernacular name : Seembakkuthu (Tamil); Priyangu (Sanskrit); Sankagochi, Bodiga chettu (Telugu); Bodopatri, Seembakkuthu, Pandakaiya maram (Oria); Cheruthekku, Kattuthekku, Naikumbil, Nallapompil, Pichenkala, Puliyanthekku, Thiriperivelam, Themperuvallam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m in slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Keonjhar district, Puri district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Bolangir district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Srikakulam district (SKLM), Visakhapatnam district (VSKP)
  • Native : India to Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malesia, North Hong kong
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Callicarpa tomentosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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