Madhuca diplostemon (C.B.Clarke) P.Royen



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered after 184 years



Western Ghats, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

CLARKE C.B. 1882. Sapotaceae. In: HOOKER J.D. (ed.) Flora of British India. Volume 3. L. Reeve and Co., London. pp. 534-549.


ROYEN VAN P. 1960. Revision of the Sapotaceae of the Malaysian area in a wider sense XX, Madhuca Gmel. Blumea 10: 1-117.


Other references:

S., Shailajakumari et al. (2020). Rediscovery of Madhuca diplostemon (Sapotaceae)  - a threatened species of the Western Ghats, India, after a hiatus of 184 years. Rheedea 30(2): 270-277.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp. [lists the species as endangered]


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