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  Alstonia venenata
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Alstonia venenata R. Br., Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1: 77. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 642. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 810(569). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 251. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 174. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 278. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 289. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 218. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 29. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 277. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 201. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 36. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 409. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 241. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 187. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 187. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 435. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 516. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kuttippala, Palamunpala, Perumarunnu, Theeppala
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sinnappalai, Devil Tree
  Description: Shrubs or small trees. Leaves 12-20 x 1.2-3 cm, linear-oblong, acuminate at both ends, 5 at each node, lateral nerves many, very close. Cymes terminal, to 20 cm across, corymbose. Flowers many; pedicels stout; sepals 1 mm long, ovate, acute, ciliate; corolla tube slender, hairy inside, lobes 13 mm long, oblong, acute, white. Follicle 2-angled, acute; seeds smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests, often in forests clearings
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-700
  Localities: Sholayar, Rosemala, Thenmala, Chinnar, Vanchikulam, Dam site, Kothala, Marayur, Chindaki forest, Campshed area, Thaliyar, Walayar, Padagiri, Anavayee forests, Ponmudi, Nadugani ghats, Ariankavu, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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