Cerbera odollam Gaertn.

  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Cerbera odollam
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cerbera odollam Gaertn.
  • Common name : Odollum Tree, Dog-bane
  • Vernacular name : Pilikirbir (Hin.); Svanamarah (San.); Honde mara, Kande mara (Kan.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Native : India, South-east Asia
  • Comments : Mostly grows along costal plains, water bodies and in mangroves. Cultivated as an ornament and planted in gardens on hills.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
  • 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=Cerbera odollam. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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