Anacardium occidentale L.

 
  • Family : ANACARDIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Anacardiaceae
  • Species : Anacardium occidentale
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Anacardium occidentale L.
  • Common name : Cashew-nut Tree
  • Vernacular name : Kajoo (San.); Geru (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10621, CJS 13123
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Small tree mostly in cultivation. Leaves are simple, obovate, obtuse with cuneate base and glaucous. Flowers are in panicles, 1.5 to 2 cm. long with greenish to pink coloured petals. The fruit is pear-shaped, crimson-red or bright yellow, juicy and edible. Nut is hard-shelled, containing a single large seed.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Northeastern Brazil
  • Comments : The nut shell yields oil that is insecticidal.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Kodlimali (Dakshina Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout the state
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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