Alangium salviifolium (L.f.) Wangerin

  • Family : ALANGIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Cornaceae
  • Species : Alangium salviifolium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alangium salviifolium (L.f.) Wangerin
  • Common name : Sage-leaved Alangium
  • Vernacular name : Angol, Dhela, Akola (Hin.); Ankola mara (Kan.); Alingilai, Alinji (Tam.); Ankolamu, Udugu, Ooduga, Urgu, Nalla Uduga (Tel.); Aisa, Dhala ankol, Ankula (Ori.); Ankolah (San.)
  • Key identification features : A small armed tree up to 10 m high with laticiferous tissue and light-coloured bark: leaves are narrowly oblong-lanceolate, trinerved. Flowers are in fascicles. Petals long, stamens many (30 to 40), filaments shorter than petals and situated around an epigynous disk. Fruit is globular and crowned by persistant calyx.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Comments : On foothills to 900 m, less in plains. Sometimes along forest borders and road cuttings across ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Africa, Sri Lanka, India, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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. salviifolium. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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