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)

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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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