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  Actinodaphne maderaspatana
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Actinodaphne maderaspatana Bedd. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 149. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1231(861). 1925; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 314. 1995.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thali, Tyoli, Mungali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees. Leaves 4-8 in a whorl, penninerved, up to 23 x 6 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acute at both ends, glabrous, glaucous beneath, chartaceous; nerves 8-10 pairs, very oblique; petioles .8-1.2 cm long, stout. Flowers small, dioecious, in dense globose silkily tomentose clusters, females very shortly peduncled; bracts imbricate, caducous. Perianth-tube short; lobes 6, subequal. Stamens in male flowers 9, those of the 1st and 2nd row opposite the perianth-lobes, those of the 3rd row opposite those of the 1st, filaments 2-glandular; anthers all oblong, introrse, 4-celled, filaments slender. Staminodes in female flowers also 9, those of the 1st and 2nd rows spathulate or linear, those of the 3rd row linear and 2-glandular. Ovary in female flowers ovoid, attenuate into the style; stigma dilated; in male flowers 0 or a pistillode. Fruit a berry.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ettapadappu, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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