Homalium ceylanicum (Gardner) Benth.

 
  • Family : SALICACEAE
    (Willow Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAN PEEPAL FAMILY (बन पीपल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Salicaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Blakwellia ceylanica Gardner; Blakwellia tetrandra Wight; Homalium balansae Gagnep.; Homalium bhamoense Cubitt & W.W.Sm.; Homalium bhamoense var. debbarmanii P.C.Kanjilal; Homalium bhamoense f. glabra P.C.Kanjilal; Homalium ceylanicum var. debbarmanii (P.C.Kanjilal) H.B.Naithani & S.Biswas; Homalium ceylanicum var. laoticum (Gagnep.) G.S.Fan; Homalium ceylanicum subsp. minutiflorum (Kurz) R.L.Mitra; Homalium ciliatum Debb.; Homalium ciliatum Debb. ex N.Mukh.; Homalium crenulatum E.T.Geddes; Homalium hainanense Gagnep.; Homalium laoticum Gagnep.; Homalium laoticum var. glabratum C.Y.Wu; Homalium minutiflorum Kurz
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Homalium ceylanicum (Gardner) Benth.
  • Common name : Ceylon Homalium, Kalladamba, Liyan, Mukki
  • Vernacular name :
    • Hulikaddi mara, Kalamattiga (Kannada), Kalavaram, Kalladamba (Malayalam), Homali (Marathi), Manthralamukhi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Key identification features : Branchlets brown, angular to terete, puberulous to glabrous; Leaves elliptic to oblong, thinly leathery to thickly papery, abaxially pubescent with appressed short hairs or glabrous, hairless above, midvein raised below; Flower racemes occur in leaf axils, pendulous; Flowers numerous, in fascicles, reddish or whitish colour, fragrant. Bark is smooth to coarse.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district (Kumta)
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • Photograph of Dinesh Valke
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Homalium ceylanicum. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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