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  Aglaia apiocarpa
 
  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Aglaia apiocarpa (Thw.) Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 555. 1875; Pannell, Kew Bull. Addl. ser. 16, 173. 1992; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 457. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 59. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 57. 1998. Milnea apiocarpa Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 60. 1858. Aglaia congylos Kosterm., Acta Bot. Neerl. 31: 130. 1982.
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high; young parts and leaves densely covered with dark brown fimbriate scales. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 3-20 cm long, stout, swollen at base, covered with peltate scales, grooved above; leaflets 5-7, opposite or subopposite, estipellate; petiolule 4-12 mm long, stout, grooved above, covered with peltate scales; lamina 5-10 x 2-3.5 cm, obovate, elliptic-obovate or elliptic-oblong, base obliquely acute, apex acute, margin entire, coriaceous, covered with peltate scales when young, almost glabrous and foveolate, except along midrib beneath; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, intercostae obscure. Flowers polygamo-dioecous, yellow, in lax axillary racemosely branched, densely rusty-lepidote, panicles; peduncles 20 cm long; pedicel 1-2 mm long, stout, lepidote; calyx ca.1.5 mm long, thick, lobes 5, densely lepidote; petals 5, oblong, to 2.5 mm long, lepidote; stamens 5, connate to form a staminal tube; anthers 5, slightly exserted; ovary superior, globose, lepidote, 1-2-celled, ovules one in each cell. Fruit a berry, 1.5 x 1.3 cm, obovoid, ridged, densely scaly.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Uppermanalar
   
 
   
 
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