Mallotus peltatus (Geiseler) Müll.Arg., Linnaea 34: 187 1865. (Syn: Adisca acuminata Blume; Aleurites peltatus Geiseler; Hancea muricata Benth.; Mallotus acuminatus (Blume) Müll.Arg.; Mallotus alternifolius Merr.; Mallotus batjanensis Pax & K.Hoffm.; Mallotus camiguinensis Merr.; Mallotus columnaris Warb.; Mallotus floribundus var. cordifolius Chakrab.; Mallotus furetianus Müll.Arg.; Mallotus helferi Müll.Arg.; Mallotus kietanus Rech.; Mallotus lambertianus Müll.Arg.; Mallotus longifolius (Rchb.f. & Zoll.) Müll.Arg.; Mallotus longifolius var. pubescens Müll.Arg.; Mallotus maclurei Merr.; Mallotus oblongifolius (Miq.) Müll.Arg. …..; Mallotus odoratus Elmer; Mallotus peekelii Pax & K.Hoffm.; Mallotus peltatus var. rubriflorus Chakrab.; Mallotus porterianus Müll.Arg.; Mallotus puberulus Hook.f.; Mallotus stylaris Müll.Arg.; Mallotus tenuispicus Pax & K.Hoffm.; Mallotus warburgianus Pax & K.Hoffm.; Mappa acutifolia Zoll. & Moritzi; Rottlera acuminata (Blume) Baill.; Rottlera flavigutta Miq.; Rottlera lambertiana (Müll.Arg.) Scheff.; Rottlera longifolia Rchb.f. & Zoll.; Rottlera oblongifolia Miq.; Rottlera stylaris (Müll.Arg.) Scheff.);

India (SE. West Bengal) to SE. China and Papuasia as per WCSP;



Mallotus peltatus (Geiseler) Müll.Arg. var. rubriflorus Chakrab.
Shrubs or trees up to 5 m high, common in coastal and inland evergreen forest edges or scrub on rocky or clayey soil up to 100 m altitude.  Endemic to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Var. peltatus in India (A & N Islands), Thailand, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia to N. Australia.
Photograph by the courtesy of Dr. Vinod Maina.



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Botanical name: Mallotus peltatus (Geiseler) Müll.Arg. Basionym: Aleurites peltata Geiseler.

Location: South Andaman Island, India.

Habit: Shrubs or trees, 2 – 5 m high.

Habitat: Common from littoral forests to edges of evergreen forests on sandstone or clayey soil, at low altitudes.

Distribution: India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Thailand, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra and Java) to New Guinea and N. Australia.

Photographer: Dr. M. Chennakesavalu Naik.


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