Aporosa lindleyana (Wight) Baill.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species : Aporosa lindleyana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Valaka (San.); Sarole mara, Salle gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1371, CJS 15835, CJS 16877, CS 33
  • Collector(s) Name : T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : An evergreen tree growing up to 15 m. tall. Leaves are simple up to 15 cm long, 6 cm broad, oblong elliptic, flowers minute, dioecious, male flowers occur in catkin like spikes, female flowers are in short racemes. Calyx is 4 lobed, petals are absent, stamens3-4 with capillary filament didynamous, stigma bifid capsule globose bursting irregularly. Used in construction of houses especially rafters. The fruit is said to be edible. (Mandal & Panigrahi 1984). Common in Ghats in wet deciduous or semi-evergreen forests.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, SriLanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Stream before Devarunde (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg


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