IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)

Elaeocarpus venustus Bedd., Fl. Sylv. S. India t. 174 1872.;


It is narrowly distributed in the southern end of the Western Ghats, occurring in Chimunji and Muthukuzhivayal and nearby areas.

A large tree of submontane evergreen forest.

Trees, to 15 m high; branches glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules lateral, cauducous; petiole 10-20 mm, stout, glabrous; lamina 6-12 x 3-5 cm, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base attenuate, apex acute or obtusely acute, margin serrate, glabrous, coriaceous, lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent; glands in the axils of nerves beneath. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary racemes; sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent, valvate; petals 5, laciniate, tomentose, inserted round the base of glandular disc; stamens numerous, inserted between the glands the glands on the disc; anthers awned; ovary superior, glabrous, 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style subulate, entire. Fruit a drupe 5 x 2.5 cm, ovoid.
Flowering and fruiting: July-December
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
The attached paper finds the ecology and distribution of endangered Elaeocarpus venustus in the southern most part of Western Ghats.
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IUCN Red List (VU)  India Biodiversity Portal  The Plant List Elaeocarpus venustus Bedd. as a syn. of Elaeocarpus monocera Cav. Wikipedia  

Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India  By Sharad Singh Negi