Elaeocarpus gaussenii Weibel (1972:17)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 13 September 1969 (Irudhyaraj & Ramasubbu, 2017:2374)

Rediscovered on 10 October 2015 (Irudhyaraj & Ramasubbu, 2017)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Tamil Nadu, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Weibel, R. (1972). Deuxespeces nouvelles du genere Elaeocarpus provenant des montagnes du sed del’ Inde. Condollea 27(1): 15-19.


Other references:

Gole, C. N. (2021). Elaeocarpus gaussenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T33640A194730029. Accessed on 01 January 2024.

Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Irudhyaraj, Dhanaraj Felix and Ramasubbu, Raju. (2017). Rediscovery of Elaeocarpus gaussenii Weibel: a little known endemic tree of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. Current Science 112(12): 2372-2374.

Jeyaram, Yasotha et al. (2022). In vitro propagation of Elaeocarpus gaussenii Weibel: A critically endangered tree of Southern Western Ghats. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 44: 102475.

Mao, A. A. and Dash, S. S. (2020). Flowering Plants of India an Annotated Checklist (Dicotyledons) 1: 1-970. Botanical Survey of India.

Nayar, M. P. and Sastry, A. R. K. (eds.). (1990, reprinted 2000). Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Volume 3. Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India. 271 pp., 8 pls. [p.112; type collections only]

Oldfield, Sara, Lusty, Charlotte and MacKinven, Amy (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. Cambridge, U.K.: World Conservation Press. 650 pp. [p. 200]

Patil, S. (2021). New plant records for Karnataka state from Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Indian Forester 147: 503-505.

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download]

Srivastava, R. C., Lakshminarasimhan, P., Arisdason, W. and Sardesai, M. M. (2015). Angiosperms of India known only by type collection. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(8): 7465-7470.

Zmarzty, S. (2001). Revision of Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae) Section Elaeocarpus in Southern India and Sri Lanka. Kew Bulletin 56(2): 405-447. 


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