Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Annonaceae
  • Species : Polyalthia longifolia
  • Synonym : Guatteria longifolia (Sonn.) Wall.
  • Basionym : Uvaria longifolia Sonn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites
  • Common name : Mast Tree
  • Vernacular name : Ashoka (Hin.); Nettilingam (Tam.); Madras Ashoka (Kan.); Nara maamidi (Tel.); Debadaru, Asupal, Ashoka (Ori.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Often planted in avenues and gardens.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropics of the World
  • 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, Orissa; 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=Polyalthia longifolia. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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