Eriolaena hookeriana Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 70 1834.;
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
(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.
Eriolaena hookeriana Wight & Arn. ??
Flowers 2- 3 in racemes………………..E. lushingtonii
So …, this is E. lushintonii?
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
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
I also more closer to Eriolaena hookeriana as per
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.
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.
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.