Dodonaea viscosa N. Jacq.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Dodonaea viscosa
  • Basionym : Ptelea viscosa L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
  • Vernacular name : Sinatha, Aliaar (Hin.); Viraali, Vilaari (Tam.) Bandare, Bandarike (Kan.); Bandaru, Bhandara (Tel.); Mohra, Mahada (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36402
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 09/06/09
  • Collection Locality : Tumallapalle Mining Area, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub Jungle
  • Key identification features : A large shrub to small tree up to 8 m height.Young shoots are more or less viscid with yellow resin. Leaves are simple, linear-oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, up to 11 cm long, 4.5 cm broad. Inflorescence is a panicle of racemes. Flowers are polygamous, corolla is white with recurved margin, stamens are 8 and exserted, ovary is entire with terminal style which is once branched above the middle,stigma is capitate. Fruit is a capsule 1.5 cm broad with wings.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Comments : Common in open scrubs.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Visakhapatnam district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State); Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district (Tamil Nadu State); Cuttack district, Puri district, Kalahandi district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Warmer parts of the World
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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; 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. viscosa. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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