On the occurrence of ‘African Teak’, Milicia excelsa (Moraceae) in India

T. Sabu, R. Raj Vikraman, P.S. Shameer and N. Mohanan

Published on : 31-Dec-2018

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2018.28.2.24


The occurrence of Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg (Moraceae), commonly known as ‘African Teak’ is reported from India. Three trees (approximately 70 years old) were found in the forest plantation area of Alimukku, Punalur Forest Division, Kollam district, Kerala state. Detailed description, illustration and photographs are provided.