Securinega leucopyrus (Willd.) Mull.Arg.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Species : Securinega leucopyrus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Flueggea leucopyrus Willd.
  • Common name : Spinous Fluggea
  • Vernacular name : Pandurhaphali, Bhooriphali (San.); Harratto, Aenta (Hin.); Bilishooli gida, Gudale gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14082, KFP 7294, KFP 2539
  • Key identification features : A large shrub with angular branches, leafy and terminate in sharp spines. Leaves are simple, alternate and ovate. Flowers are unisexual, small (less than 1 cm), fragrant and apetalous. Male flowers appear in axillary clusters. Fruit is small, globose, smooth and white in colour. Occassional in deciduous forests.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Comments : Flowers and fruits appear on a thorn-like short branch.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg


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