Nothopegia heyneana (Hook. fil.) Gamble, Fl. Madras 265 1918. (syn: Nothopegia colebrookiana var. heyneana Wall. ex Hook. fil.);

India (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per Catalogue of Life;

Habit- Small trees, up to 15 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark finely fissured; blaze pinkish brown.

Branches and Branchlets- Branches glabrous, minutely pubescent when young.

Exudates- Acrid juice scanty.

Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 0.3-0.5 cm; lamina 4-11.5 x 1-3 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex bluntly acute, base acute, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous, pale beneath; midrib nearly flat above; secondary nerves 15-25 pairs, moderate in angle; tertiary nerves weakly percurrent.

Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence in panicle, pubescent; flowers polygamous, sessile.

Fruit and Seed- Drupe, compressed, 1-seeded

Understorey trees in low elevation wet evergreen and subcanopy trees in dry evergreen forests.

Endemic to Peninsular India; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadri

(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Tea… as per India Biodiversity Portal)




17082018BHAR02 Tree in Yelagiri : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Found this tree in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.

Sir it is Nothopegia heyneanaAnacardiaceae

Have ever recorded this species in Eastern ghats anywhere; please share us.

If it is Nothopegia, does not matches with Nothopegia heyneana as per BSI Flora of India keys
It may be Nothopegia beddomei Gamble as per keys.

Nothopegia aureofulva Bedd. ex Hook.f. ??

Found this tree in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.

Nothopegia heyneana

 I was guessing both since both have distribution in TN.

Why this is not N beddomei?

Leaves almost oblong, very less lanceolate, chartaceous, not flexible when fold…………………….heyneana

Leaves almost ovate, very less lanceolate, coriaceous or sub coriaceous, flexible…………beddomei.

Based on this you pics belongs to heyneana as per mine; any flower or Fruit information.



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora Biotik  Kerala plants Wikipedia