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.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Madhuca neriifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 January 2015.



ANDEC89 Madhuca neriifolia (please validate) : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)

Hebri, Karnataka
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)

Family: Sapotaceae
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: …


I’d pls: ernakulam kerala 211021JB2: 1 image.
Segregating post clubbed due to same subject from …:
I’d pls location ernakulam kerala

Madhuca sp. resembles M. longifolia

I concur with … It is seen in Mysore in many places

Can it be Madhuca diplostemon (C.B.Clarke) P.Royen ?
Or is it Madhuca neriifolia (Moon) H.J.Lam only as per Biotik.

Madhuca neriifolia, but I think M neriifolia and M malabarica represents two different entities. Madhuca neriifolia is a Sri Lankan endemic and M malabarica is a south indian endemic. Now M malabarica is considered as a synonym of M neriifolia.


ID KZD 08/20/02/23: 1 very high res. image.
Please identify this small tree from Kannur district of Kerala.

Pl. check M.neriifolia:
I feel it is close.



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