Ardisia solanacea Roxb.

 
  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Primulaceae
  • Species : Ardisia solanacea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ardisia solanacea (Poir.) Roxb.
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6649, KFP 7835, KFP 7901
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : A large shrub to a small tree upto 4-6 m tall. Branches are reddish-brown in colour. Leaves are simple, leathery, young leaves are pinkish, elliptic, shortly acuminate, pellucid dotted when dry, 17 cm long, 7 cm broad, flowers are light, mauve to rose coloured. Fruit is a drupe, pink at first, finally turning black, pulp is white with juice purple. (Adams 1972)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Malaysia (Nayar 2006), S.E Asia (Adam 1972), SriLanka ( Graf p. 943)
  • Comments : Common in moist deciduous forests of upper Ghats and in semi-evergreen forests of lower Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Londa-Jagalbet (Uttara Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Mysore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg

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