Ehretia laevis Roxb.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species : Ehretia laevis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ehretia laevis Roxb.
  • Common name : Nilgiri Ivory Wood
  • Vernacular name : Charmakaravata (San.); Dantharanga, Kadba (Kan.); Datranga (Hin.)
  • Key identification features : Small deciduous tree upto 10 m tall. Tender parts hirsute-pubescent. Leaves unsymmetric, ovate-oblong, with entire margin and sparsely pubescent. Flowers white with orange center and sweet fragrance. Fruits red upon ripening and sweet.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Tropical, Sub-Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Bark when chewed makes teeth red in color.
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Bidar, Bijapur, Chitradurga, Kolar, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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