Carallia brachiata (Lour.) Merr.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rhizophoraceae
  • Species : Carallia brachiata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Carallia brachiata (Lour.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Andamuria, Andepunar (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12226, CJS 15973
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha; C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : A moderate-sized to large evergreen tree often found along mangrove swamps. Bark is dark-grey and smooth on old stem. Leaves are simple, obovate and large, with an entire margin, lateral veins are close and parallel. Calyx is 8 lobed, petals are orbicular, 2- fid, lacerate and clawed. Stamens are 16, filaments are fleshy, dilated. Fruit is a one-seeded berry. Fleshy and edible fruits.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India,Sri Lanka,China,Malayan Archipelago,Australia
  • Comments : A Mangrove tree. Employed as fuel for steamers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan-Sakleshpur road( Hassan); Near Panorama point, Shiradi (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi


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