Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) Hurusawa

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Putranjivaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Putranjiva roxburghii Wall.
  • Common name : Indian Amulet Tree, Putranjiva, Officinal Drypetes
  • Vernacular name :
    • Jivputrak, Jiyapota, Putranjeeva (Hindi)
    • Putranjivi (Kannada)
    • Parupala, Sannimaram, Kattupacheeli (Tamil)
    • Putrajivah, Putranjiva (Sanskrit)
    • Poinpunda, Poichan, Poisundia (Oria)
    • Putranjeevika, Kuduru, Kudra Juvi (Telugu)
    • Ekkoli, Poothilanji, Ponkalam, Puthrajeevi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical dry deciduous forests, Sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills from 500m onwards. Sometimes planted in plains as an avenue tree for its dense foliage on the pendulous branchlets. The name Putranjiva refers to its fertility properties.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April; May onwards
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 09/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-0003
  • Collection Locality : Javadu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 Dec.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Drypetes roxburghii. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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