Lepisanthes senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Leenh.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (SOAPBERRY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Lepisanthes senegalensis
  • Synonym : Aphania danura (Roxb.) Radlk.; Aphania senegalensis (Poir.) Radlk.; Aphania bifoliata (Thwaites) Radlk.; Sapindus bifoliolatus (Thwaites) Hiern
  • Basionym : Sapindus senegalensis Poir.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepisanthes senegalensis (Poir.) Leenh.
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0541
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/16
  • Collection Locality : Berbera Forest, Khurda district, Odisha State
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen forest
  • Key identification features : A moderate size evergreen tree up to 10 m. Young branchlets profusely branching. Flowers white.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Native : Africa
  • Comments : Rare, as an understorey shrub to a small tree in semi-evergreen forests and evergreen forets of Eastern Ghats. The plant is highly variable. Southern Eastern Ghats specimens have bifoliolate, petiolate condition, while the northern Eastern Ghats specimens have a simple sub-sessile leaf condition.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district) (Tamil Nadu State); Berbera Forest (Khurda district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hainan, Moluccas, Malaysia, Philippines, Celebes, New Guinea
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Neginhal, S.G., Forest Trees of the Western Ghats includes Eastern Ghats and Deccan Plateau. 2011.; LEENHOUTS, P. W.1969. - Florae Malesianae praecur-sores. 50, a revision of Lepisanthes (Sapindaceae). Blumea 17: 33-91.
  • 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 senegalensis. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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