Lepisanthes listeri King ex Radlk.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Sapindaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ostodes appendiculata Hook.f.; Aglaia chartacea Kosterm.; Anomosanthes deficiens (Bedd.) Blume; Anomosanthes longifolia (Hiern) Pierre; Anomosanthes mekongensis Pierre; Cupania arborea Blume; Cupania canescens Pers.; Erioglossum alliaceum Zipp. ex Span.; Guioa spathulata C.E.C.Fisch.; Hemigyrosa canescens (Roxb.) Thwaites; Hemigyrosa canescens (Pers.) Blume; Hemigyrosa canescens var. cambodiana Pierre; Hemigyrosa deficiens Bedd.; Hemigyrosa longifolia Hiern; Lepisanthes acutissima Radlk.; Lepisanthes angustifolia Blume; Lepisanthes appendiculata (Hook.f.) Symington; Lepisanthes assamica Radlk.; Lepisanthes blumeana Koord. & Valeton; Lepisanthes cambodiana Pierre; Lepisanthes cuneata Hiern; Lepisanthes deficiens Radlk.; Lepisanthes eriolepis Radlk.; Lepisanthes granulata Radlk.; Lepisanthes kunstleri King
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lepisanthes tetraphylla var. tetraphylla
  • Habit : Shrub or a tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Evergreen understorey shrubs or trees up to 15 m; Leaves compound, unipinnate, alternate, leaflets ovate-oblong to oblanceolate, 4 paired; margin entice; Flowers in axillary inflorescences, polygamous, dioecious; sepals 5, free; petals 5, free, whitish; stamens 8, free; style short, stout, stigma blunt; Fruits ellipsoid, fleshy, green when young, orange-yellow when mature, one-seeded.
  • Flower, Fruit : February- July
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, India, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Islands, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • Navendu Page., Aparajita Datta., Bibidishananda Basu (2022). Trees of Arunachal Pradesh-a field guide, Pg: 410-411
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lepisanthes listeri. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.


India Distribution

World Distribution

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