Anogeissus latifolia (DC.) Wall. ex Guill. & Perr.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Combretaceae
  • Species : Anogeissus latifolia
  • Basionym : Conocarpus latifolius Roxb. ex DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC.) Wall. ex Guillem. & Perr.
  • Common name : Crane Tree, Axle-wood Tree
  • Vernacular name : Bakla, Dhaura (Hin.); Dindiga mara (Kan.); Namai, Namamaram, Vekkaali, Vellainaagai, Vellainamai (Tam.); Tirman, Chiru maanu, Siri maanu, Velama (Tel.); Dohu, Dhonda, Dhau (Ori.); Madhuratvacha, Vakavruksha, Dhawala (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-149
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.
  • Collection Date : 27/11/14
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona R.F., Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A large deciduous tree with smooth whitish, exfoliating bark. Flowers are small and occur in clusters. Fruits are small and leathery with 2 broad wings terminating in a sharp beak, packed in dense head.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-July
  • Comments : One of the dominant trees of dry deciduous forests up to 1100 m. The wood is of good timber value.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. latifolia. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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