Glochidion velutinum Wight

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Species : Glochidion velutinum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Glochidion heyneanum (Wight & Arn.) Wight
  • Common name : White Catamaran Tree
  • Vernacular name : Salai mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0245
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.
  • Collection Date : 28/11/14
  • Collection Locality : Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : Shrubs or small trees with flexuous, velvety-pubescent branches. Leaves ovate-elliptic, subacute, pubescent along nerves. Stamens 3. Calyx of female flowers deeply lobed, style villous. Schizocarp distinctly stalked, depressed globose, 8-lobed.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April-September
  • Comments : Occasional along streams in valleys.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Visakhapatnam district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Rayagada district, Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district), Koraput district, Kalahandi district, Sambalpur district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Himalaya, Bangladesh
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. velutinum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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