Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Lauraceae

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Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Elliptic, Oblong

Leaf Apex

Acute

Leaf Base

Oblique

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A large evergreen tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in evergreen forests above 1100-1900m. Peninsular India.

Field Tips : A watery sap exudes from tree. Galls present on leaf.

 

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Names:


Irula : Kula Mavu
Tamil : Kolamavu


Flower:

In greenish, terminal panicles. Flowering from February-April.

Fruit :

A berry, globose, with a basal persistent perianth rim, dark green, red when ripe. Fruiting from May- June.

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Lauraceae