Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Allophylus cobbe
  • Basionym : Rhus cobbe L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch.
  • Common name : Tipan
  • Vernacular name : Lavatepannu (Kan.); Guna gutti (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : A large shrub or a small tree with dark grey or purple scaly bark. Leaves are trifoliate, leaflets shape is variable, ovate to lanceolate with tufts of hair. Flowers are small, white or yellowish-white and crowded on slender tassel-like raceme. Petals are with fringed scale above the claw. Disc is unilateral, with 4 unequal glands opposite to petals. Stamens 8, styles 2, fruit is red when ripe.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Comments : Occasional in dry deciduous forests of Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district-Sandur (Karnataka State); Dharmapuri district, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Visakhapatnam district, West Godavari district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar (2015). Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of northern Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(8): 7443-7459
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. cobbe. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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