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  Aglaia perviridis
 
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  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Aglaia perviridis Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 556. 1875; Pannell, Kew Bull. Addl. ser. 16, 198.1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 91. 1996; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 473.1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 58. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 58. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 55. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 116. 2005. Aglaia maiae Bourd., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 12: 350. t.11. 1899; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180(129). 1915; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 473.1997; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 643. 2005. Aglaia canarensis Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180(129).1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 109. 1984; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 639. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheruchokla, Karakil
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high; bark 5-6 mm thick, surface reddish-brown mottled with white, rough; branchlets covered with reddish-brown peltate scales. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 13-60 cm long, stout, slightly grooved above, swollen at base, covered with reddish-brown peltate scales; leaflets 7-13, opposite or subopposite; petiolule 6-12 mm long, stout, slightly grooved above, covered with peltate scales; lamina 10-23 x 2-6.2 cm, oblong, oblong-lanceolate or oblong-ovate or ovate-lanceolate, base oblique, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, scales on midrib only; lateral nerves 12-19 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers polygamodioecious, yellowish, in lax axillary panicles; peduncle covered with scales; pedicel articulated with 3 small ovate, bracteoles; calyx cup-shaped; lobes 5, ovate, having fimbriate margin; petals 5, yellow, elliptical; staminal tube 1-2 mm long, narrower at the base below the insertion of the anthers, margin shallowly lobed; anthers 5, inserted near the base or about half way up the tube, included or just protruding through the aperture; ovary superior, 0.2-0.4 x 0.3-0.4 mm, depressed globose, 1-celled, ovule one; stigma ovoid. Fruit a berry, 2-3 x 1.5-1.7 cm, asymmetrically ellipsoid with one side flat or slightly concave, yellow or brown; pericarp thin, brittle, densely covered with scales; seed one, 2.7 x 1.5 cm, completely surrounded by aril.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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: Peechi, Sholayar, Rosemala, Koruthode, Sabarimala, Pezha, Mannarghat, Sabarimala
   
 
   
 
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