Adina cordifolia (Roxb.) Hook.f. ex Brandis

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Adina cordifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Haldina cordifolia (Roxb.) Ridsdale
  • Common name : Haldu, Kadamba
  • Vernacular name : Haridru (San.); Haldu, Kadami (Hin.); Anavu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 13678, KFP 13354
  • Collector(s) Name : B.R.Ramesh & Shivaprakash
  • Key identification features : A large deciduous tree. Bole is buttressed. Leaves are simple, orbicular to cordate, with an acuminate tip. Flowers are small and yellow, aggregated in heads. Corolla is funnel-shaped. Stamens are 5 and attached at the mouth of the corolla. Filaments are short with oblong anthers. Fruit is a capsule.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India,SriLanka, China, Laos,Cambodia,Vietnam,Thailand,Myanmar,Peru.
  • Comments : Not common, found frowing in deciduous forests. Timber is used for furniture, agriculture implements and hose-construction. Flower buds and fruits are edible. Flowers used in perfumes
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Malagaon FRL (Uttara Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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