Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees

  • Family : LAURACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Species : Alseodaphne semecarpifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees
  • Vernacular name : Thumbaraa, Karinjikkada (Tam.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0666; HJCB-0644
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., Navendu Page, K.R.K.Swamy & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 25/03/2016; 24/03/2016
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu State; Sholakkadu, Kolli Hills, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Evergreen forest
  • Key identification features : Trees up to 18 m tall; bark brownish, scaly and flaky; blaze light orange; branchlets lenticellate. Leaves are simple, alternate, clustered at twig ends; obovate and rounded at the apex, lateral nerves are straight and ascending, glaucous beneath. Flowers are in panicles. Fruit is an ellipsoidal berry.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in evergreen forests on the hills above 1000 m and also in sholas.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : 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. semecarpifolia. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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