Casearia elliptica Willd.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species : Casearia elliptica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Casearia tomentosa Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Allemari, Sillangi (Kan.); Chilaka doddi (Tel.); Benimonj, Girari, Kakra, Kaukada, Majo, Khokhoda (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : RRLB 2801
  • Collection Date : 15/08/77
  • Collection Locality : Karchuti forest, Ganjam dist
  • Key identification features : Flowers and fruits in axils
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Comments : Occasional along streams in dry deciduous forests, up to 960 m alt. The plant extracts are used in local medicine.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Tanjavur district (Tamil Nadu State); Seshachalam Hills (Chittoor district), Srikakulam district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Visakhapatnam district, Addateegala Forest (East Godavari district) (Andhra Pradesh State); GJ (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malayan Islands and North Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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, OrissaN.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; 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. elliptica. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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