Online Manual for the Forest Tree Seeds of Kerala

A Kerala Forest Department Funded Project


Dr. K Sudhakara
Professor & Head of the Department
Dept. of Silviculture & Agroforestry
College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur 680 656
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  Scientific Name Vernacular name Common name Synonyms Family Subfamily
Details Zizyphus mauritiana Lam. Cherumali, Elentha (Malayalam), Elandai, Yellantha (Gamble, 1922) (Tamil), Berii, Baer, Ber (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002). Indian Jujube, Ber, Indian plum, Jujuba (Chacko et al., 2002). Elanthi, Common jujube (Bose et al., 1998). Desert apple, Indian Plum, Indian cherry, Indian jujubae (Ram Parkash et al., 1998). Zizyphus jujuba (L.) Gaertn. (Sasidharan, 2004; Chacko et al., 2002; Bose et al., 1998). Rhamnaceae
Details Vitex altissima Linn. Myla, Mylallu, Milla (Malayalam) (Sasidharan, 2004),Mayilei, Mayila, Kadamanakku (Gamble, 1922), Maila (Bose et al., 1998) (Tamil) Tall chaste tree. Vitex alata Verbenaceae
Details Vateria indica Linn. Vellappayin, Kunthrikkappayin, Payani, paini mara, perum piney (Malayalam) (Gamble, 1922), Dhup maram, Kondricam, Vellei kuntrikam (Tamil) (Bose et al., 1998), Safed damar, Dhupa (Hindi), Paini, Bilidupa (Kannada) (Chacko et al., 2002). Piny varnish, White damar (Bose et al., 1998). Indian copal tree (Chacko et al., 2002). Vateria malabarica Blume (Chacko et al., 2002; Sasidharan, 2004). Dipterocarpaceae
Details Ficus religiosa L. Arayal (Malayalam), Arasu (Tamil), Pipal (Hindi) (Chacko et al.,2002). Peepal tree, Sacred fig, Bodhi (Chacko et al.,2002); Arayal. Urostigma religiosum (L.) Gasp.; Ficus affinior Griff.; Urostigma affine Miq.; Ficus rhynchophylla Steud.; Ficus superstitiosa Link (Chacko et al., 2002). Moraceae
Details Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) Planch. Aaval (Malayalam); Ayal (Tamil); Thavasai (Kannada); Papri, Kanju (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002). Kanju, Rajain (Chacko et al.,2002); Indian elm. Ulmus integrifolia Roxb. (Sasidharan, 2004; Chacko et al., 2002). Ulmaceae
Details Terminalia crenulata Roth Karimaruthu, Thembavu (Malayalam), Karimaruthu, Karumarudu (Tamil), Asan (Hindi), Banappu sajad, Karimatti (Kannada) (Chacko et al., 2002). Indian laurel (Chacko et al., 2002), Terminalia tomentosa var. crenulata (Roth) Cl. (Sasidharan, 2004; Chacko et al., 2002). Combretaceae
Details Terminalia chebula Retz. Kadukka (Malayalam), Harara, Haritaki (Hindi), Kadukhai (Tamil) Aralaikai, Alalai (Kannada) (Chacko et al., 2002). Myrabolan tree, Harir, Harad,Gall nut (Chacko et al., 2002), Chebulic myrobalan (Bose et al., 1998). Terminalia tomentella Kurz, T. parviflora Thwaites, Myrobalanus chebula Gaertn. (Chacko et al., 2002). Combretaceae
Details Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.ex.DC.) Wt. & Arn. Neermaruthu, Attu-maruthu, Vellamatthi (Malayalam) (Sasidharan, 2004), Arjun, Arjuna, Kahua, Koha (Hindi), Kulamaruthu, Vella marda (Tamil) (Chacko et al.,2002). Arjun, Malabar almond (Chacko et al., 2002). Terminalia glabra, Pentaptera arjuna Roxb.ex DC., Terminalia berryi Wight & Arn. (Chacko et al.,2002). Combretaceae
Details Tamarindus indica Linn. Kolpuli, Valanpuli, Puli (Malayalam), Pulia-maram (Tamil) (Chacko et al., 2002), Amlika, Tintiri (Sanskrit), Amli, Imli (Hindi ) (Bose et al., 1998). Tamarind tree (Chacko et al., 2002; Bose et al., 1998). Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn., Tamarindus officinalis Hook. (Chacko et al., 2002). Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Caesalpinioideae
Details Chloroxylon swietenia DC. Mootanari, Varimaram, Purushu (Malayalam), Porasu (Tamil), Bhirra (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002). Satin wood, Indian satin wood, (Chacko et al.,2002; Gamble, 1922); Bhirra. Swietenia chloroxylon Roxb. (Chacko et al., 2002; Gamble, 1922). Flindersiaceae
Details Swietenia macrophylla King Valia Mahogany, Mahogany (Malayalam), Mahogany (Tamil) (Chacko et al., 2002). Honduras mahogany, Large - leaved Mahogany (Chacko et al., 2002). Swietenia belizensis Lundell, S. candollei Pittier, S. krukovii Gleason, S.tessmanii Harms (Chacko et al., 2002). Meliaceae
Details Swietenia macrophylla King Valia Mahogany, Mahogany (Malayalam), Mahogany (Tamil) (Chacko et al., 2002). Honduras mahogany, Large - leaved Mahogany (Chacko et al., 2002). Swietenia belizensis Lundell, S. candollei Pittier, S. krukovii Gleason, S.tessmanii Harms (Chacko et al., 2002). Meliaceae
Details Pterygota alata (Roxb.) R. Br. Anathondi, Pothondi (Malayalam), (Sasidharan, 2004). Aneithondi, Kodaittondi (Bose et al., 1998 ) (Tamil), Talbe-mara (Kannada), Narikel (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002), Tula (Bengali). The Buddha's coconut tree (Chacko et al., 2002 and Bose et al., 1998). Stercuila alata Roxb. (Sasidharan, 2004; Chacko et al., 2002; Bose et al., 1998). Sterculia haynii Bedd. Sterculiaceae.
Details Pterygota alata (Roxb.) R. Br. Anathondi, Pothondi (Malayalam), (Sasidharan, 2004). Aneithondi, Kodaittondi (Bose et al., 1998 ) (Tamil), Talbe-mara (Kannada), Narikel (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002), Tula (Bengali). The Buddha's coconut tree (Chacko et al., 2002 and Bose et al., 1998). Stercuila alata Roxb. (Sasidharan, 2004; Chacko et al., 2002; Bose et al., 1998). Sterculia haynii Bedd. Sterculiaceae.
Details Spondias pinnata (Linn. f.) Kurz Ambalam, mampali, Pulimayu, Amara, Ambara, Ambazham (Malayalam), Pulicchi (Tamil) (Bourdillon, 1908), Kattumavu, Katambalam (Tamil), Amra (Hindi & Beng.) (Chacko et al., 2002). Indian hog plum (Chacko et al., 2002), Bile tree, Wild mango, Traveller's delight Spondias mangifera Willd.; Mangifera pinnata Linn. f. (Chacko et al., 2002; Sasidharan, 2004). Spondias amara Lamk. Anacardiaceae
Details Aporusa lindleyana(Wt.) Baill. Vetti, Aechil (Malayalam) (Sasidharan, 2004). Scepa lindleyana Wt. (Sasidharan, 2004). Euphorbiaceae
Details Sapindus trifoliata Linn. Chuvappu kaimaram, Chavakkai, Urunci, Pasakotta (Malayalam) (Sasidharan, 2004), Ritha (Marathi), Pungam Kottei, Nithavanji, Pevam kottai (Tamil) Ritha (Hindi) (Bose et al., 1998). Soap nut tree of South India (Bose et al., 1998). Sapindus laurifolia Vahl (Sasidharan, 2004). Sapindaceae
Details Bombax insigne Wall. Kallelavu, Mullilavu (Malayalam); Kalilavu, Seem-poolai, Kattu elavam (Tamil); Semul (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002). Semul (Chacko et al., 2002), Silk cotton tree (Bose et al., 1998). Salmalia insignis (Wall.) Schott & Endl. (Sasidharan, 2004; Chacko et al., 2002; Bose et al., 1998). Bombacaceae
Details Schleichera oleosa (Lour.)Oken Dhoothalam, Poovanam (Sasidharan, 2004), Poovam, Kusam (Malayalam), Pumaratha, Puvattipuvam, Puvam (Tamil), Kosum, Gosum (Hindi) (Chacko et al., 2002). Kusum, Gum lac tree,The lac tree, Honey tree (Bose et al., 1998) Macassar oil tree, Sri Lanka oak (Chacko et al.,2002). S. aculeata Kostel., Schleichera trijuga Willd., Pistacia oleosa Lour. (Chacko et al., 2002; Sasidharan, 2004). Sapindaceae
Details Acacia melanoxylon R. Br. Australian Black wood, Black wood Acacia (Bose et al., 1998; CSIR, 1948). Racosperma melanoxylon (R.Br.) C.Martius Leguminosae Mimosoideae

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