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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Prunus ceylanica

Known as Attanaripongu or Naikambagam in local language, Prunus ceylanica is a large sized evergreen tree attaining 25 m height. Its is originated in tropical Asia and is distributed in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. This species has been "wrongly" classified as ENDANGERED by IUCN citing the reason that the species has been reported only from three localities in Sri Lanka

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