Filicium decipiens Thw.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Filicium decipiens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites
  • Common name : Fern-leaf Tree
  • Vernacular name : Ningal, Athadali, Eruvillipaalai, Kattupuvarasu (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : A moderate-sized evergreen tree up to 15 m tall. Leaves are imparipinnate; leaflets are about 12 pairs, with prominent wings along the main leaf stalk. Flowers are greenish in panicles. Drupe is dark purple.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Occasional in moist ravines and shady floor of sholas. Often planted in gardens or as an Avenue tree.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Chitteri Hills (Dharmapuri district) (Tamil Nadu State); Cuttack district (Odisha State); Srikakluam district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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. decipiens. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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