Scolopia crenata (Wight & Arn.) Clos

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species : Scolopia crenata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scolopia crenata (Wight & Arn.) Clos (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : The 'Potato' Plum of Mysore
  • Vernacular name : Kodali mara, Malekakkade (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1671, KFP 11265, KFP 11489, KFP 11530
  • Key identification features : Small evergreen tree upto 10 m tall. Bark is smooth, grey and rough. Stem is armed with spines. Leaves, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, with margin glandular, serrate-crenate. Flowers are white, fragrant, in lax, puberulous, 3-5 cm long. Berry shiny, green, globose. Seeds ovoid, 2-6.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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