Litsea oleoides (Meisn.) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Tetranthera oleoides Meisn.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name :
    • Arambamaram (Tamil)
    • Matthi (Malayalm)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical semi-evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : In higher hills above 1200m in moist Shola
  • Key identification features : Lofty evergreen tree with young plants having much larger leaves. Leaf galls common. Fruits ripen red.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Srinivas S G & Y L Krishnamurthy
  • Collection Date : 29-07-2015
  • Collection Nos : KUABL1010
  • Collection Locality : Bhadra Forest, Chikkamagaluru District‎ (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), The Nilgiri district, Coimbatore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569
    • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Litsea oleoides. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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