Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Antiaris toxicaria
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.
  • Common name : Sack Tree
  • Vernacular name : Junglee Lakucha (Hin.); Jajhugri (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : R.P.Patil 2943, Talbot 3719
  • Endemism : South India
  • Key identification features : Large deciduous, monoecious trees with buttressed trunk. Bark is lenticellate. Leaf is elliptic-oblong, acuminate, rounded-cordate, truncate, scabrid and shining above. Male receptacle is orbicular, reflexed. Peduncles are velvety, perianth spathulate, hairy without. Stamens are 4, filaments are very short. Anthers are introse. Female receptacle enclosing, single flower, with 2 bifid, elongated stigmatic lobes.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Frequent in forests of Western Ghats. Representatives of the biggest tree in South India; yields milky latex which is highly poisonous.
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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