Endangered as per IUCN Red List (EN)
Drypetes porteri (Gamble) Pax & K.Hoffm., Pflanzenr. IV, 147, XV: 268 1922. (syn: Hemicyclia porteri Gamble);
India (Tamil Nadu) as per WCSP;

Habit- Trees up to 10 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark grey, peeling off in large flakes; blaze light orange.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets brown or greyish, terete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate distichous; stipule caducous; petiole 0.3-0.8 cm long, lamina 5-9 x 2-4 cm, elliptic to ovate, apex acuminate with blunt tip, base asymmetric, margin entire, thinly coriaceous, glabrous; midrib flat above; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs sometimes with hairy domatia at the axils at least 1 or 2 lower most pairs; tertiary nerves reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers unisexual, dioecious, in axillary clusters.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, densely rufous hirsute, seeds 2.
Understorey trees in dry evergreen forests.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- mostly confined to Varushanad Hills and rarely recorded in leeward side of the Agasthyamalai Hills.
(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 S. Karuppusamy

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Fwd: Drypetes porteri images : 3 images- 4 to 5 mb each.

May I request you to pl. send your images of Drypetes porteri for incorporation in efloraofindia.


I am sending a few pictures of Drypetes porteri as you requested for incorporation efloraofindia. Kindly acknowledge the same on the photograph in the site.

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Drypetes porteri : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 mb each. 

Found in Auroville Botanical garden.

  

References:

Rediscovery and Lectotypification of Drypetes porteri (Putranjivaceae: Phyllanthoideae: Drypeteae), A Narrow Endemic and Endangered Species of the Western Ghats, India (Abstract- Drypetes porteri (Gamble) Pax & K. Hoffm. is rediscovered after type collection (121 years) from type locality from Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Lectotypification, brief description amended with fruit morphology and colour photographs are provided here for easy identification.)

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