Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Extended Distribution Of Endangered Palaquium raviiSasidh. & Vink (Sapotaceae) In Western Ghats Of Tamil Nadu, India


Palaquium ravii Sasidh. & Vink is a strict endemic species of Kerala, hitherto not reported from Tamil Nadu. It is being reported here as an addition to the Sapotaceae of Tamil Nadu based on the collections from the wet evergreen forests of KMTR. Brief description of the species, relevant information and images are provided.


Endemic, Hot spot, KMTR, Western Ghats



Download data is not yet available.


  1. BHARGAVAN, P. 1987. Sapotaceae. In: HENRY, A.N., G.R. KUMARI AND V. CHITHRA (eds), Flora of Tamil Nadu. India. Series-1: Analysis Vol. 2. Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore, pp62-65.
  2. GOPALAN, R. 2001. Rediscovery of Palaquium bourdillonii Brandis (Sapotaceae) –An endemic species of Agasthiyamalai (Pothigaimalai) and its environs, southern Western Ghats, India. Indian J. Forest. 24: 231–232.
  3. GOVAERTS, R., D.G. FRODIN AND D. PENNINGTON 2002. World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. KUMARI, R., K. THOTHATHRI AND V.K. MASTAKAR 2020. Sapotaceae. In: MAO, A.A. AND S.S. DASH (eds.) Flowering plants of India- An annotated checklist (Dicotyledons), Vol. II, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.
  5. NAYAR, T.S., A.R. BEEGAM AND M. SIBI 2014. Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats, India Vol.1: Dicots, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram.
  6. POWO, 2022. Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (accessed 27.10.2022.
  7. RAMACHANDRAN, V.S. AND K. SWARUPANANDAN 2006. Additional notes on the distribution of Palaquium ravii Sasidh. & Vink (Sapotaceae) and local vicariance and endemism in Palaquium. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 30: 225–230.
  8. RAMESH, B.R. AND J.P. PASCAL 1997. Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India): distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. French Institute of Pondicherry, India.
  9. SASIDHARAN, N. 2013. Flowering plants of Kerala: CD-ROM. Version 2.0. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala.
  10. SASIDHARAN, N. AND W. VINK 1991. A new species of Palaquium Blanco (Sapotaceae) from India. Blumea 35: 385–387.
  11. SINGH, P., K. KARTHIGEYAN, P. LAKSHMINARASIMHAN AND S.S. DASH 2015. Endemic vascular plants of India. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.

Most read articles by the same author(s)