Actinodaphne hookeri Meisner

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Actinodaphne hookeri Meisner
  • Habit : Tree
  • Key identification features : Small to moderate-sized evergreen tree. Bark smooth, lenticellate, easily recognized by pendulous reddish hairly whorled and crowded leaves at the tip of bare twigs. Young leaves reddish-silky-pubescent with 3 basal nerves. Male flowers golden yellow in clusters on branches below the leaves. Berry ellipsoid, seated on enlarged perianth cup. Red when ripe.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Satara district, Pune district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Actinodaphne hookeri. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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