Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.

  • Family : LAURACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Species : Persea macrantha
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.
  • Common name : Indian Persea
  • Vernacular name : Kurma (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 1800, KFP 5509, KFP 10644, KFP 10896
  • Key identification features : A moderate to large-sized evergreen tree, grows up to 30 m. Bark is brown and corky. Leaves are simple, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, acute or obtuse and shiny. Flowers are small, greenish yellow, in subterminal spikes. Fruits are globose drupes, about 2 cm in diameter. Contain a single round seed.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Bark is used as a binder (Jigat) in agarbathi industry. Frequent in wet-deciduous to evergreen forests of Western ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara.


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