Ochna obtusata var. obtusata

  • Family : OCHNACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ochnaceae
  • Species : Ochna obtusata
  • Variety : obtusata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ochna obtusata DC.
  • Common name : Golden champak, Mickey Mouse Plant
  • Vernacular name : Narole, Ramatana champaka (Kan.); Silanthi (Tam.); Sunari, Erra juvi, Tammi (Tel.); Kaniyari, Bhuinchampa, Pata champa, Thambi, Nabaniswaro, Tangan champa (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-15; HJCB-0514
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., Karuppusamy & Tilakar M; K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R. & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 16/06/14; 25/02/2016
  • Collection Locality : Azhagar Hills, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu State; Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Nayagarh District, Odisha State
  • Habitat : Mixed forest
  • Key identification features : Evergreen shrubs. Bark is thin, brown in colour, leaves are elliptic to oblong, cuneate, obtuse and serrate. Flowers are bracteate, large, fragrant, golden-yellow with persistant sepals. Sepals 5, petals 7-12, rarely 5. Drupes are 3-10, seated on a broad disc, shining black. Sepals are accrescent in fruit.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Native : Indian sub-continent
  • Comments : Occasional on hills above 1000 m and also in scrub jungles.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district) (Tamil Nadu State); Srikakulam district, Visakhapatnam district, Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (Nayagarh district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; 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
  • 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=Ochna obtusata var. obtusata. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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