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  Actinodaphne lawsonii
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Actinodaphne lawsonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 129. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1231(862). 1925; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 694. 2009.
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  Description: Trees, to 6 m high. Leaves simple, opposite or subopposite, whorled, estipulate; petiole 15-23 mm, stout, pubescent, grooved above; lamina 12-18 x 4-7.5 cm, obovate or elliptic obovate, base cuneate to attenuate, apex obtuse or obtusely acute; margin entire, glabrous above except at nerves, densely rufous tomentose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-10, rufous tomentose, pinnate, intercostae scalariform, faint. Flowers unisexual, greenish, in 6-8 flowered clusters, rufous tomentose; pedicels 1 cm long; perianth tube short; lobes 6, subequal; stamens 9, in 3 rows; filaments 2-glandular; anthesr 4-celled, introrse; staminodes 9, in 3 rows, those of row 3 linear and 2-glandular; ovary half inferior, ovoid; stigma dialated. Fruit a berry, resting on the enlarged perianth tube.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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