Semecarpus anacardium L. f. (Images by J.M.Garg (Identified by Ajinkya Gadave & Satish Phadke) & Muthu Karthick (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Semecarpus subpanduriformis Wall. (Images by Sourav Mahmud (Identified by Surajit Koley & Vijayasankar Raman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

Notes on the distribution of Semecarpus subpanduriformis [Anacardiaceae] in India Ravikumar K, Noorunnisa SN, Vijayasankar R In book: Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Traditional Knowledge, Chapter: Notes on the distribution of Semecarpus subpanduriformis [Anacardiaceae] in India, Publisher: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun, Editors: Panda S, Ghosh C, pp.305-308
ABSTRACT Semecarpus subpanduriformis Wall. ex Hook.f. has so far been known in wild condition from Bangladesh and Myanmar and from a cultivated source from the Indian Botanic Gardens in India. It is now reported first time
in wild from Manipur, India. The same with a detailed description, relevant  notes, maps and photographs are provided for better understanding of the species.

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name
Semecarpus anacardium L. var. anacardium  Medium Sized Tree Dry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983 Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul,  Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri,  Salem, Tiruvannamalai,  Vellore, Viluppuram Seraangottai, Saenkottai
Semecarpus anacardium L. var. cuneifolia DC. Medium Sized Tree Western Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Fischer, 1921 Coimbatore, Dindigul Seraangottai, Saenkottai
Semecarpus auriculata Bedd. Large tree Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli Vellaiseraangottai, Saenkottai
Semecarpus travancorica Bedd. Large tree Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Coimbatore, Tirunelveli Kaattu Saenkottai


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Semecarpus anacardium Anacardium orientaleAnacardiaceae Marking Nut

Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention edited by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Vinood B. Patel (2011)- Details-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett-
Semecarpus auriculata Bedd. - Indeterminate- Kerala & Tamilnadu
Ayurvedic Herbs: A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional ... By Virginia M Tyler, M.S. Premila (2012)- Details-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details- p. 181-
Indian Encyclopaedia, Volume 1 edited by Subodh Kapoor (2002)- Details-

Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar -Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 - Science - 252 pages-
Semecarpus kurzii Engl. : Tree; Andaman & Nicobar islands.
Semecarpus (‎Anacardiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Semecarpus (Anacardiaceae)

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Semecarpus (Anacardiaceae) page with images of species (done by me) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.