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  Aglaia edulis
 
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  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Aglaia edulis (Roxb.) Wall., Calc. Gard. Rep. 26. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 556. 1875; Pannell, Kew Bull. Addl. ser. 16, 229.1992; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 461.1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 205. 2009. Milnea edulis Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 430. 1824. Nyalelia racemosa Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 14,23,30. 1818; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 554. 1875. Beddomea indica Hook.f. in Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 1: 336. 1862; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 566. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 184(132). 1915. Aglaia khasiana Hiern in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 554. 1875. Aglaia indica (Hook.f.) Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. (ed.2.) 9bI:146. 1940; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 468.1997; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 87. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 130. 1997; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 641. 2005.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bole buttressed; outer bark reddish-brown, yellowish-brown or greyish-green; inner bark pink or brown; exudation white; young parts covered with reddish-brown stellate hairs and scales. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate, rachis 10-12.5 cm long, slender, swollen at base, covered with hairs or reddish-brown lepidote scales; leaflets 5-13, opposite or subopposite, estipellate; petiolule 5-18 mm long, grooved above; lamina 4.5-23 x 2-8 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblanceolate, elliptic obovate or ovate, base oblique, cuneate, acute or attenuate, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, membranous to coriaceous, glabrous, papillate above; lateral nerves 7-16 pairs, slender, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers polygamodioecious, yellow or orange, in axillary inflorescence; male flowers; inflorescence upto 38 cm long; covered with brown stellate hairs; calyx cup shaped; lobes 4-6, covered with scales; petals 4-6; staminal tube cup shaped, thick, crenulate at mouth, anthers 5-6; female inflorescence 5 cm long, peduncle 2.5 cm, calyx lobes 5, ovate, covered with hairs; petals 5; ovary superior, upto 1 mm long, covered with scales, 3-celled, 1-2 ovules in each locule. Fruit a capsule, 3.2 x 3.8 cm, subglobose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Malappuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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: Near Threatened (NT)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Nadugani ghats, Tirunalli, Thalichola
   
 
   
 
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