Eriolaena hookeriana Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 70 1834.;
India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Sikkim, Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;

Small trees; branchlets pubescent. Leaves to 8-13 x 8-12 cm, ovate, orbicular, acuminate or obtuse, cordate at base, 5-7 nerved, densely stellate pubescent below; petiole 3-6 cm. Cymes axillary, 3-7 flowered; bracteoles 5, laciniate, shorter than sepals; sepals 2 x 0.5 cm, linear-lanceolate; petals 2 cm long, obovate, clawed, yellow, pubescent; stamens many, filaments united at various length; ovary sessile, 7-celled, pubescent, style 1, stigmatic lobes 7.

Flowering and fruiting: February-March
Degraded forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Bodiversity Portal).


Tree from Yelagiri : 16 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 Mb each.
Please help me to ID the Tree found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats, Aug.

Eriolaena hookeriana Wight & Arn. ??

Flowers 2- 3 in racemes………………..E. lushingtonii
Flowers many in racemes……………..E. hookeriana as per Flora of Andhra Pradesh (Pullaiah et al. 2018),

So …, this is E. lushintonii?

Yes, ma’am,

It is not E.lushingtonii because as per Gamble Flora of Presidency Madras, Buds constricted in middle, leaves membranous, bracteoles very small, distant (it is endemic to Nallamala hills)

Research Gate Link on E. lushintonii

Other recipients:

I could not get this paper even though it says author uploaded pdf on researchgate.
do you have the pdf or can you please send me the pdf?

Attachments (1) – 1 Mb- JoTTEriolaenalushingtonii.pdf

As per Flora of TamilNadu 1983 E lushingtoni is available in TN. So if the document is correct, It’s not strict endemic to Nallamala hills. I am sure no one must have planted there in Virudhunagar (Dry Evergreen to Dry deciduos forest) from Nallamala. We only plant Eucalyptus and Acacia auriculiformis, A mangium in our forests. Also, the people who have documented are in 1980s; must be trusted. Let me know your comments.
The document was from TNENVIS which was referred by efloraofIndia Google group.

Thanks for sharing a complete checklist of Tamil Nadu, really grateful to you …

thank you …
in case one wants to save as pdf
I think its possible from links within the page
also it gives info on, Biosphere, ENDEMICS, mangroves etc of Tamilnadu

No.its not available as PDF.Only available as Excel file.
If you want PDF you can save it as Pdf file type by opening in Excel.

Ok, thanks.


Tree from Yelagiri hills : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Found this tree in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats, Aug. Please help in ID!

It is same as in another thread: Tree from Yelagiri 


Eriolaena hookeriana : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Seeds and pod. Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.

yes it is Eriolaena hookeriana; wool filling in the gaps of dry loculicidal capsule is a characteristic feature of Eriolaena; seeds winged above; wing slightly longer in hookeriana than e.lushingtonii

How common it is available?

not so very common, but we find it in Nallamala and E.Godavari sporadically


Eriolaena hookeriana seedling : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 1 mb.

Germination in cocopeat.
First leaves.


Eriolaena Sp.?: 2 images.

On the way to Talakona falls, AP.

Yes, it’s Eriolaena hookeriana

Eriolaena hookeriana: 1 image.
Seed pod collected from Yelagiri hills.
Date: February.


Malvaceae: Eriolaena hookeriana Wight & Arn.: 1 image.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997


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