Apodytes dimidiata E.Mey. ex Arn.

  • Family : ICACINACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Icacinaceae
  • Species : Apodytes dimidiata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Apodytes dimidiata E.Mey. ex Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Kainka (Kan.); Karunaaval (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : Trees with buttressed trunk. Young branches are tomentose, leaves are ovate, acuminate at apex, usually sub-acute, rarely unequal at base. Flowers are white, bisexual, with inflorescence in terminal panicles, corymbose cyme, pubescent. Calyx 5-lobed, obscure. Corolla 5-lobed, oblong-elliptic, reflexed. Stamens are free, filaments slender, glabrous. Ovary obliquely gibbose. Drupe is ellipsoid, 1-seeded.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : May-August
  • Comments : Rare in shola forests of southern Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Yercaud Hills, Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical and sub-tropical Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Hainan, Yunnan, Malesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Apodytes dimidiata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.



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