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  Actinodaphne bourdillonii
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Actinodaphne bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 129. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1231(862). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 234. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 389. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 55. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 341. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 268. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 562. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Eeyoli, Malavirinji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark greyish-brown; blaze dull-yellow; branchlets densely tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite or subopposite, estipulate, in whorls of 7-10; petiole 10-20 mm long, stout, tomentose; lamina 11.5-26 x 3-8.3 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, base acute or attenuate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above and softly grey or cinnamomeous-tomentose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 7-9 pairs, pinnate, ascending about 20-300 from midrib, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellowish-green, small; male flowers: 8-10 together on peduncled umbels; pedicels to 6 mm long; bracts 12 x 8 mm orbicular; tepals 6, oblong, subequal; stamens 9, in 3 rows; filaments 2-glandular, densely hispid; anthers oblong, introrse; female flowers: 5-10 together in peduncled umbels on lateral tubercles; pedicels to 1.5 cm long, bracts imbricate, cauducous; tepals 6, subequal; staminodes 9, in 3 rows, those of the row 3 with 2-glands; ovary half inferior, ovoid, attenuate into the style; stigma dilated. Fruit a berry, 5 mm across, globose, black, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-March
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Olikkudy, Vellimala, Arjunankotta, Eravangalar, Valiyaparathode, Devicolam, Kallar, Merchiston, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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