Semecarpus kathalekanensis Dasappa & Swam.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Anacardiaceae
  • Species : Semecarpus kathalekanensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Semecarpus kathalekanensis Dasappa & Swam.
  • Endemism : Western Ghats (Karnataka, Shimoga region)
  • Key identification features : Tall trees with smooth, grey-brown, lenticelled bark; Branchlets glabrous, exudating acrid watery latex when cut; Leaves simple with alternate-spiral phyllotaxy; Flowers unisexual, greenish in axillary panicles; Fruit is a oblique kidney shaped, compressed drupe bearing one seed.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : The bark, leaves and berries are aromatic when crushed.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Indian Forester 126: 78 2000.

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