Ardisia depressa C.B.Clarke

  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Primulaceae
  • Species : Ardisia depressa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ardisia depressa C.B.Clarke
  • Vernacular name : Kuna mokka (Tel.)
  • Collection Nos : RRLB 412; RRLB 4736
  • Collector(s) Name : H.O Saxena; H.O. Saxena, M. Brahmam & U. Prabhakar Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/04/1972; 10/06/1982
  • Collection Locality : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Odisha
  • Key identification features : Small tree, up to 3 m high. Branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, glabrous with punctuate glands on both sides. Flowers in umbels, white tinged with light pink. Drupes globose, shiny, black.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April-November
  • Comments : Occasional in forests of northern Eastern Ghats at about 1500 m. Close to rivers and streams.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Sundargarh district, Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary (Kalahandi district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8).; Naidu, M.T, O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Vascular plant diversity in the sacred grove of Modapalli in Viskhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7683-7690
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. depressa. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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