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  Aglaia elaeagnoidea
 
  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Aglaia elaeagnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth., Fl. Austral. 1: 383. 1863; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 63. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 109. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 95. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 100. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 116. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 61. 1995; Pannell, Kew Bull. Add. ser. 16, 143.1992; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 461.1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 61. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 54. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 149. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 116. 2005; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 641. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 164. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 206. 2009. Nemedra elaeagnoidea A. Juss., Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 19: 259, t. 14. 1830. Aglaia roxburghiana (Wight & Arn.) Miq., Ann. Mus. Ludg.-Bat. 4: 41. 1868; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180(128). 1915. Aglaia wallichii Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 555. 1875. Aglaia roxburghiana (Wight & Arn.) Miq. var. obtusa DC. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 1: 605. 1878. Aglaia roxburghiana (Wight & Arn.) Miq. var. beddomei Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180(129). 1915. Aglaia roxburghiana (Wight & Arn.) Miq. var. courtallensis Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180(129). 1915. Aglaia elaeagnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth. var. beddomei (Gamble) K.K.N. Nair, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 78: 426. 1981; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 109. 1990; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 462.1997; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 640. 2005. Aglaia elaeagnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth. var. courtallensis (Gamble) K.K.N. Nair, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 76: 476. 1981; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 109. 1994; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 465.1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 149. 2002; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 641. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Punyava
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark reddish-brown, smooth; blaze pink; branchlets 3-4 mm thick, covered with brownish scales. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; leaflets 5-7, opposite, leaflets 6-10 x 3-4.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, apex acute, acuminate or caudate-acuminate, base oblique, acute or attenuate, margin entire, chartaceous, foveolate above, lepidote above and beneath; petiolule 10-18 mm long, lepidote scales present; rachis 60-80 mm long, stout, grooved above, swollen at base; lateral nerves 5-12 pairs, parallel, prominent, secondary laterals present, intercostae obscure. Flowers polygamodioecious, yellow, in axillary branching panicles. Calyx 5 lobed, campanulate, scaly, margins ciliate. Petals 5, free, imbricate. Staminal tube entire at apex; anthers 5, included. Ovary small, superior, slightly depressed, 1-2-celled, ovules 1-2 in each cell. Fruit a berry, globose, 1-15. cm across, buff coloured; seeds 1 or 2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Pacific Islands
  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:
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  Localities: Mukkola, Pothumala, Kariamchola, Ezhimala, Pamba anathode, Cheruvathur, Kalliassey, Taliparamba, Lock-hert gap, Marapalam-Pothundy, Ambalapuzha, Thazhakkara, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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