Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Machilus macrantha Nees
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.
  • Common name : Indian Persea
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kurma (Hindi)
    • Kolar mavu, Moola, Aanai kuru (Tamil)
    • Nara (Telugu)
    • Kulamavu, Kurilamavu, Kurma, Malamavu, Uramavu, Uravu, Ooravu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical semi-evergreen forests, Tropical moist deciduous forests near ravines and also in sholas and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1100m.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Pune
    • Odisha : Sundergarh district, Rayagada district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar 2015. Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of Northern Andhra Pradesh, India. JoTT 7 (8): 7443-7459
    • 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=Persea macrantha. Downloaded on 21 May 2024.

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