Madhuca longifolia var. longifolia

 
  • Family : SAPOTACEAE
    (Sapodilla Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CHIKOO FAMILY (चीकू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Sapotaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Bassia villosa Wall. ex G.Don; Illipe malabrorum subsp. alphonsae Dubard
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Madhuca longifolia var. longifolia
  • Common name : South-Indian Mahua, Mahua Tree
  • Vernacular name :
    • Mahva (Hindi)
    • Erappe Ippe, Sanna Ippe (Kannada)
    • Naatu iluppai (Tamil)
    • Pedda ippa, Natu ippa (Telugu)
    • Madhukah (Sanskrit)
    • Moha (Marathi)
    • Ilupa, Irippa, Madhookam, Njannal, Poonam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to 800m. often planted near temples as Sacred tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, tropical Himalaya
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Madhuca longifolia var. longifolia. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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