Nothopegia racemosa (Dalzell) Ramamoorthy, Fl. Hassan Distr. 377 1976. (Syn: Glycicarpus edulis Dalzell; Glycicarpus racemosa Dalzell);
Synonym : Glycycarpus racemosus Dalz.; Nothopegia dalzellii Gamble var. angustifolia Gamble as per Biotik;
Naicheru in Malyalam

Habit- Trees, up to 15 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark finely fissured, blaze brown.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets stout, glabrous.
Exudates- Latex black and scanty.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2.7 cm long, stout, glabrous, usually twisted; lamina 8-23 x 3.5-6.2 cm, oblong to oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute, margin slightly undulate, glabrous, coriaceous, glaucous beneath; midrib slightly raised above; secondary nerves 9-25 pairs, nearly parallel; tertiary nerves weakly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence axillary racemes, 2-4 cm long, rusty pubescent; flowers polygamous.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, reddish, oblate, 1 x 1.5 cm, apiculate, 1-seeded
Understorey trees in low elevation evergreen to semi-evergreen or secondary moist deciduous forests.
India and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats South and Central Sahyadri
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)

Images by P. Santhan (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Nothopegia racemosa (Dalz.) Ramam SN Dec 16 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Nothopegia racemosa (Dalz.) Ramam,
wild shrub or small tree from Siddhapur (Talaguppa) area of Karnataka




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