Crypteronia paniculata Blume

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (Loose-Strife Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MEHNDI FAMILY (मेंहंदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Crypteronia paniculata var. paniculata; Crypteronia paniculata var. pubescens (Wall.) Kurz
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Crypteronia paniculata Blume
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Used as food, medicine and source of wood
  • Key identification features : Tree with steeply ascending branches; grows upto 30 m tall
  • Distribution :
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : North and Middle Andaman,South Andaman,Port Blair taluk
  • Native : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 180
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Crypteronia paniculata. Downloaded on 14 June 2024.

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