Glochidion zeylanicum (Gaertn.) A.Jussieu

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Species : Glochidion zeylanicum
  • Basionym : Bradleia zeylanica Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Glochidion zeylanicum (Gaertn.) A.Juss.
  • Vernacular name : Neeru kukke (Kan.); Kumbala (Tam.); Itepulla, Pageri (Tel.); Kalchia, Berlu (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : Tree and branchlets glabrous. Leaves with unequal sides, ovate-lanceolate. Flowers distinctly pedicellate, Stamens 5-7. Ovary 6-locular. Young fruits with green longitudinal lines.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Comments : Occasional along streams of hills above 1000 m. Also in sholas.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Chittoor district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Gandhamardan Hills (Bargarh district), Koraput district, Angul district, Sambalpur district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malay Peninsula and Islands
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Glochidion zeylanicum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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