Prunus ceylanica (Wight) Miq.

  • Family : ROSACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rosaceae
  • Species : Prunus ceylanica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Prunus ceylanica (Wight) Miq. (Unresolved name)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10387, KFP 12183
  • Key identification features : Moderate-sized evergreen tree. Bark and blaze aromatic. Leaf is entire, elliptic-ovate or oblong-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, rounded-cuneate at base, nerves raised beneath, sub-coriaceous and glabrous. Flowers are many, white on simple racemes, axillary, with a hairy peduncle. Ovary is glabrous. Fruit is a 2-seeded drupe.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Sri Lanka, India
  • Comments : Frequent in forests of Western Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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