Lyonia ovalifolia (Wall.) Drude

 
  • Family : ERICACEAE
    (Heather Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RHODODENDRON FAMILY (बुराँश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Ericaceae
  • Basionym : Andromeda ovalifolia Wall.
  • Synonym(s) : Andromeda capricida Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don; Andromeda cordata Royle; Arbutus herpetica Colebr. ex Roxb.; Lyonia neziki Nakai & H.Hara; Pieridia ovalifolia (Wall.) Peterm.; Pieris ovalifolia (Wall.) D.Don; Xolisma ovalifolia (Wall.) Rehder
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lyonia ovalifolia (Wall.) Drude
  • Common name : Oval-Leaf Lyonia, Oval-Leaf Staggerbush
  • Vernacular name :
    • Angeri (Nepali)
    • Tlangham (Mizo)
    • Lakhothing (Tangkhul)
  • Habit : Shrub or a small tree
  • Habitat : Subtropical pine forests
  • Comments / notes : The leaf blade shape and indumentum are highly variable. The young leaves and buds are toxic, but they are used externally as an infusion to treat skin diseases and external parasites.
  • Key identification features : Leaves ovate or elliptic, rarely suborbicular; calyx lobes triangular. Male flowers green-brown with short calyx tube
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Rudraprayag district
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • West Bengal : Darjeeling district
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Changlang, Lohit, Siang
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Japan, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Japan, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 166
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 1. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 395
    • G.S Giri., A.Pramanik., H.J. Chowdhery., G.D Pal and S.K. Das (2008). Materials for Arunachal Pradesh, Vol (2), Pg: 72
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lyonia ovalifolia. Downloaded on 27 May 2024.

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