Cinnamomum riparium Gamble

 
  • 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) : Cinnamomum riparium Gamble
  • Vernacular name :
    • Aattuvayana (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Banks of streams in Tropical evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Evergreen graceful small tree; branchlets slender, grey pubescent, flowers grey-pubescent with villous filaments; berry bright blue, shining and ovoid.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Malappuram district, Ernakulam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature :
    • Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984
    • Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished)
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cinnamomum riparium. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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