Prasad, Soumya and Chellam, Ravi and Krishnaswamy, Jagdish and Goyal, SP (2004) Frugivory of Phyllanthus emblica at Rajaji National Park, northwest India. In: Current Science, 87 (9). pp. 1188-1190.
Phyllanthus emblica Linn. (Euphorbiaceae, syn Emblica officinalis Gaertn, vern. Amla, Nelli) is a 10-15 m tall tree, common in tropical deciduous forests of South Asia. It flowers during March-April and has an extended fruiting period from October to March. The fruit is globose (15-33 mm), greenish-yellow and drupaceous, encasing a hard stony endocarp that on drying dehisces to release six kidney-shaped seeds (4-6 mm; Figure 1). The P. emblica fruit, one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C1, is edible and is used in pickle, hair-oil and traditional medicine. It is among India's most important non-timber forest produce (NTFP).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||01 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:17|
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