Parishia insignis Hook.f.

    (Cashew Or Mango Or Sumac Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAM FAMILY (आम फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Anacardiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Astronium insigne Marchand; Parishia borneensis Ridl.; Parishia lowei Ridl.; Parishia pubescens Hook.f.; Parishia rosea Ridl.; Parishia insignis var. andamensis Engl.; Parishia insignis var. pubescens (Hook.f.) King; Parishia insignis var. tomentosa King
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Parishia insignis Hook.f.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : It is easily know by its winged fruits.
  • Key identification features : A large and tall deciduous tree with a grey bark peeling in flakes, cut reddish with milky juice. Flowers yellowish, tetramerous, in large pubescent panicles. Fruit with 4 linear-oblong, reddish and pubscent wings.
  • Distribution :
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Native : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Borneo, Malaya, Myanmar, Sumatera, Thailand
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Borneo, Malaya, Myanmar, Sumatera, Thailand
  • Literature :
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla: 142
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. insignis. Downloaded on 19 July 2024.

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