Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Cylicodaphne wightiana Nees
  • Synonym(s) : Cylicodaphne sebifera Blume; Decapenta involucrata Raf.; Dodecadenia robusta Zoll. & Moritzi; Laurus crucifolia Noronha; Lepidadenia wightiana Nees; Litsea apetala (Roxb.) Pers.; Litsea baracatanensis Elmer; Litsea brideliifolia Hayata; Litsea chinensis Lam.; Litsea citrifolia Juss.; Litsea fruticosa Span. ex Blume; Litsea geminata Blume; Litsea glabraria Juss.; Litsea glutinosa var. brachyphylla (Hand.-Mazz.) L.C.Wang; Litsea glutinosa var. glabraria (Juss.) Mudgal & K.K.Khanna; Litsea glutinosa var. longifolia (Haines) K.K.Khanna; Litsea glutinosa var. normalis (Haines) K.K.Khanna; Litsea involucrata var. fernandezii M.R.Almeida & S.M.Almeida; Litsea laevis Juss.; Litsea ligustrina Trimen; Litsea multiflora Blume; Litsea platyphylla Pers.; Litsea sebifera Pers.; Litsea undulata Zipp. ex Blume; Malapoenna macrantha Kuntze; Malapoenna undulata Kuntze; Pipalia solitaria Stokes; Polyadenia grandifolia Miq.; Sebifera glutinosa Blanco; Sebifera glutinosa Lour.; Tetradenia brideliifolia (Hayata) Makino & Nemoto; Tetranthera apetala Roxb.; Tetranthera capitata Roxb. ex Nees; Tetranthera citrifolia Spreng.; Tetranthera daradmeda Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Tetranthera fruticosa Roxb.; Tetranthera geminata (Blume) Nees; Tetranthera glabraria F.Dietr.; Tetranthera hispidula Zipp. ex Blume; Tetranthera laurifolia Jacq.; Tetranthera litoralis Blume; Tetranthera macrantha Wall.; Tetranthera multiflora (Blume) Nees; Tetranthera panshia Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Tetranthera platyphylla (Pers.) F.Dietr.; Tetranthera polycephala Wall. ex Meisn.; Tetranthera roxburghii Nees; Tetranthera salicifolia Zoll. ex Meisn.; Tetranthera sebifera F.Dietr.; Tomex sebifera Willd.; Tomex tetranthera Willd.; Glabraria litoralis Miq.; Camellia integrifolia Choisy
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B.Rob.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Pattuthali, Manjakudala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola
  • Comments / notes : Rare in Eastern Ghats.
  • Key identification features : Flowers faintly fragrant.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ittikaldurga State Forest (Kolar district)
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
    • West Bengal : West Bengal
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Vol. 2
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Ravichandran V personal observation.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Litsea wightiana. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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