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  Aglaia bourdillonii
 
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  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Aglaia bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915:346.1915 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180(129).1915; Pannell, Kew Bull. Addl. ser. 16, 120.1992; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 56. 1997. Aglaia elaeagnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth. var. bourdillonii (Gamble) K.K.N. Nair, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 78: 426. 1981; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 109. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 149. 2002; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 462.1997; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 48. 2000; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 640. 2005. Aglaia roxburghiana sensu Bedd., Fl Sylv. t. 130B. 1871, non (Wight & Arn.) Miq. 1868.
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark reddish-brown, smooth; blaze dull red; branchlets covered with orange-brown scales with fimbriate margins. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 10-25 cm long, stout, grooved above, swollen at base, covered with lepidote scales; leaflets 7-9, opposite, estipellate; petiolule 6-11 mm, stout, covered with lepidote scales, grooved above; leaflets 5-11 x 3-4 cm, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute or obtusely acute, margin entire, recurved, coriaceous, foveolate above and scurfy beneath; lateral nerves 9-12 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae obscure. Flowers ploygamo-dioecious, yellow, small, in axillary branching panicles; calyx 5 lobed, pubescent, ciliate along margin, imbricate; petals 5, free, ovate, imbricate; stamens 5, included; staminal tube urceolate, margin undulate; anthers 5, obtuse; ovary superior, 1-2-celled, stellate-tomentose, ovules 1-2 in each cell; style very short; stigma simple. Fruit a berry, 2 cm long, subglobose, obovate, densely minutely scaly; seeds 1-2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-July
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1000-1800
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Pongumala, Aruvanpara, Walakkad, Agastyarkudam, Chemungi, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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