Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites (India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand (I), Java (I), Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Comores (Mayotte, etc.), Malaysia (I), Fiji (I), Panama (I), Hawaii (I) (Oahu (I), West Maui (I) (Honokowai Valley (I)), Hawaii Isl. (I) (Hilo) (I)), Burma (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I) as per Catalogue of Life)

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- Description)

Filicium decipiens


Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999- Description)


Floral Database of Tamilnadu

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name English name

(Wight & Arn.) Thw.
Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests, also Cultivated in Plains
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli ,
Vaal murichaan
maram, Vairavan 
Fern Tree



Species with description &
pictures in Flowers of India
as on 21.1.14: 

Botanical name Family Common name

Filicium decipiens Sapindaceae Fern Tree

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)- Details-
Filicium : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Filicium

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of thespecies available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments are welcome


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