Madhuca longifolia (J. Koenig) Macbr.

  • Family : SAPOTACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapotaceae
  • Species : Madhuca longifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Madhuca longifolia (J.Koenig ex L.) J.F.Macbr.
  • Common name : South-Indian Mahua, Mahua Tree
  • Vernacular name : Mahva (Hin.); Erappe Ippe, Sanna Ippe (Kan.); Naattu iluppai (Tam.); Pedda ippa, Natu ippa (Tel.); Madhukah (San.)
  • Key identification features : A medium tree with young parts being rusty-tomentose. Leaves are linear-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, acute at apex and base, lateral nerves are 10 - 15 pairs. Flowers are fascicled in dense clusters at the ends of the branches. Berry is oblong or oblong-ellipsoid, yellow when ripe.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in plains to 800 m. Often planted by temples as a sacred tree.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, tropical Himalaya
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; 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. longifolia. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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