Madhuca neriifolia (Moon) H.J.Lam, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg III, 7: 183 1925. (syn: Bassia malabarica Bedd.; Bassia neriifolia Moon; Dasyaulis malabaricus (Bedd.) Pierre ex Dubard; Dasyaulus neriifolius (Moon) Thwaites; Illipe malabarica (Bedd.) Engl.; Illipe malabaricus (Bedd.) Pierre ex Dubard; Illipe neriifolia (Moon) Engl.; Madhuca malabarica (Bedd.) R.Parker; Vidoricum malabaricum (Bedd.) Kuntze; Vidoricum neriifolium (Moon) Kuntze);
India and Sri Lanka; in the Western_Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris as per Biotik;
Vernacular names : Tamil: Atta illuppei Malayalam: Attuillupei, Neeririppa, Wallangi, Eluppa, Kattiluppa, Attilippa Kannada: Ulinannil
Habit- Small trees ca. 10 m tall.
Trunk\bark- Bark dark brown, irregularly scaly; blaze pinkish.
Branchlets- Branchlets terete, tomentose when young, later glabrous.
Exudates- Latex milky white, profuse.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; stipules in pairs, lateral, caducous and leaving scar; petiole 0.6-2 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 7-25 x 2.5-6.5 cm, usually oblanceolate to narrow-obovate, sometimes narrow oblong, apex rounde
Flowers- Flowers yellowish-white, in axillary fascicles; pedicels ca. 0.8 cm long.
Fruit& seed- Berry, fleshy, ellipsoid, beaked; seed one, brown.
Common along streams and rivers up to 1200 m.
India and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.
This rare species turned up in only four localities in Kalutara and Ratnapura during the comprehensive forest surveys conducted for the recent National Conservation Review.
ANDEC89 Madhuca neriifolia (please validate) : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)
27th December 2014
Small tree growing by the side of a stream.
Never seen, not reported from our area.. thanks …, hope the id gets validated..
Any gross feature which distinguishes this from other Madhuca sp.
Any meaning pertaining to flower?
Seem to match as in Biotik
The plant resembles to Madhuca nerlifolia
Hebri :: Madhuca neriifolia FOR VALIDATION :: DVJAN33 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Sita Nadi Nature Camp (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 27 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 80 m asl
Aspects of this plant are better illustrated by … in his post ANDEC89 Madhuca neriifolia (please validate).
Madhuca ¿ neriifolia ? … (family: Sapotaceae)
ANJAN35/35 Madhuca neriifolia : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)
Date: 9th January 2014
Place: Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Habit: Medium sized tree
Habitat: several trees were found growing on the bank of a stream
Identified by: …