Neolitsea scrobiculata (Meisn.) Gamble

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Litsea scrobiculata Meisner
  • Synonym(s) : Litsea striolata Blume
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Neolitsea foliosa var. scrobiculata (Meisn.) Chakrab.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Vegana (Tamil)
    • Mulakunari, Shanthamaram, Vellatam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests, shola
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000 m in sholas and other evergreen forests.
  • Key identification features : Densely foliaceous evergreen tree. Leaves dark green above, glaucous below. Flowers preceded by terminal cones. A black exudate often seen on the fruits.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0646
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Chikkaballapur district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman Islands
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • 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=Neolitsea scrobiculata. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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