Semecarpus anacardium L.f.

 
  • Family : ANACARDIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Anacardiaceae
  • Species : Semecarpus anacardium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Semecarpus anacardium L.f. (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : Indian Marking Nut Tree, Oriental Cashew Nut, Dhobi Nut Tree
  • Vernacular name : Bhalataka (San.); Bhilawan (Hin.); Kari geru (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3730, KFP 7567
  • Key identification features : A medium-sized deciduous tree. Leaves are large, coriaceous, obovate-oblong. Flowers in panicles, greenish-white, small and polygamous. Calyx is deeply divided. Stamens are smaller in female flowers. Thalamus is fleshy. The fruit is a resinous nut. Bark is dark brown, exfoliating in irregular patches.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Sub Himalayan (India)
  • Comments : The resin from nuts is used as an indelible marker of clothes by washermen.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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