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  Anacolosa densiflora
 
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  Family: OLACACEAE
  Citation:  Anacolosa densiflora Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 3, 1: 38. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 580. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 192(137). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 111. 1984; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 63. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 62. 1998; Uniyal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 2. 2000; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 672. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalmanikkam, Kaiadi, Malamkara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Lofty trees, to 25 m high, bole straight; bark 12-14 mm thick, mottled with yellow brown and white, smooth; blaze pink. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 6-12 mm, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 6-15 x 3.7-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-acuminate or oblong-lanceolate, base attenuate, cuneate, acute or obtuse, apex acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous glabrous; lateral nerves 4-5 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, 10-12 x 10-12 mm, white, fragrant, in axillary cymes; pedicel 5 mm long; calyx cupular, 5-6 toothed, not accrescent; petals 5-6, 6 x 1, puberulus outside, densely tomentose within; stamens 5-6, opposite to the petals at their base; filaments slender; anthers very small, globose, basifixed, the 2 cells dehiscing longitudinally; disc cup shaped, surrounding the base of the ovary; ovary superior, 1-celled, ovules 2-3, pendulous; style conical, stigma shortly lobed. Fruit a drupe, 10 x 15-18 mm, globose, surrounded by accrescent disc; stone crustaceous; seed pendulous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-June
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evegreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -800
  Localities: Pachakkanam, Vallakkadavu, Pooyamkutty, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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