Lepisanthes rubiginosa (Roxb.) Leenh.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Lepisanthes rubiginosa
  • Synonym : Erioglossum rubiginosum (Roxb.) Blume
  • Basionym : Sapindus rubiginosus Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepisanthes rubiginosa (Roxb.) Leenh.
  • Vernacular name : Ishi rashi (Tel.); Mahangakoli, Lahunga, Sangabanga, Menhga koli, Ankula, Sona Mahanga, Nunga (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A moderate size evergreen tree. The branchlets, young leaves and inflorescence covered by dense golden-brown tomentum.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Comments : Rare in mixed forests of Eastern Ghats. Fruits are edible.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Palakonda Hills, Minumuluru Hills, Punyagiri Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Maredumilli Hills (East Godavari district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Indian Archipelago, North West Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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; Neginhal, S.G., Forest Trees of the Western Ghats includes Eastern Ghats and Deccan Plateau. 2011.
  • 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=Lepisanthes rubiginosa. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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