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Distribution of Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wilde – Caesalpiniaceae an Endangered Medicinal Plant in Kerala Forests

Saranya Babu Jayaprakash C.M., Udayan P.S., Bindu T.K., Prakashkumar R.


Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wilde, a rare and endangered species belonging to the family Caesalpiniaceae, is distributed in India and Myanmar. In Kerala, the wild status of this species is data deficient. The present collections from Kattalapara forest, near Kulathupuzha and Pallivasal forest, near Thenmala, Kollam district, Aralam Wild Life Sanctuary, Kannur district and Nelliyampathy forest, Palakkad district (Western Ghats) are represented here. Brief descriptions together with phenological distributional data, medicinal uses and notes are provided for better understanding of this taxon.

Keywords: Saraca asoca, endangered, medicinal plant, distribution, Kerala

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Udayan PS, Bindu TK, Saranya Babu Jayaprakash CM, et al. Distribution of Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wilde – Caesalpiniaceae an endangered medicinal plant in Kerala Forests. Research & Reviews: Journal of Botany (RRJoB). 2015; 4(2): 11–15p.

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