Lepisanthes tetraphylla (Vahl) Radlk.

  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Sapindaceae
  • Species : Lepisanthes tetraphylla
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepisanthes tetraphylla (Vahl) Radlk. (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : Wild Aphania
  • Vernacular name : Kaluhatta (Kan.), Moolaga (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7651, KFP 12847, CJS 16682
  • Key identification features : A small tree with a spreading crown. Leaves are alternate, compound, exstipulate; leaflets about 2-3 pairs, elliptic-oblong, obtuse or emarginate. Inflorescence is a terminal or axillary thyrse. Flowers are 1-1.2 cm across, polygamous and slightly zygomorphic. Petals show scales, the outer reflexed and the inner laciniate. Fruit is yellow, velvety-tomentose, depressed at apex when ripe and 3-celled. Bark is yellowish-brown and relatively smooth.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Tropical Africa, South-east Asia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg


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