Palaquium ellipticum (Dalzell) Baill.

 
  • Family : SAPOTACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Sapotaceae
  • Species : Palaquium ellipticum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Palaquium ellipticum (Dalzell) Baill.
  • Common name : Indian Gutta Percha
  • Vernacular name : Panchoti mara, Natigattapercha (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : Raghavan 97267, Raghavan 74224
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A large tree, with a staight cylincrical trunk and milky latex. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, abruptly acuminate at apex. Flowers axillary; calyx-lobes 6 in 2 series, outer 3 valvate, inner 3 imbricate, broadly ovate. Stamens 12-18; filaments very short. Ovary villous, 6-celled; style subulate. Berry c.2.5 cm long, ellipsoid, 1-seeded.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in evergreen forests of Western Ghats. Timber is used for building purposes
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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