Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Allophylus cobbe
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Allophylus cobbe (L.)Raeusch.
  • Common name : Tipan
  • Vernacular name : Lavatepannu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1245, HFP 309, HFP 1909, CS 18537
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R Ramesh; C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : A large shrub or a small tree with dark grey or purple scaly bark. Leaves are trifoliate, leaflets shape is variable, ovate to lanceolate with tufts of hair. Flowers are small, white or yellowish-white and crowded on slender tassel-like raceme. Petals are with fringed scale above the claw. Disc is unilateral, with 4 unequal glands opposite to petals. Stamens 8, styles 2, fruit is red when ripe.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India,SriLanka, Myanmar, Malaysia North Australia(Nayar 2006),Trop. &Warm (Mabb1997)
  • Comments : Scattered across Ghats. A very polymorphic species which at a local level can be subdivided into about 175 apparently distinct biological species. Grows along the banks of rivers and streams
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District


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