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  Aporosa bourdillonii
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Aporosa bourdillonii Stapf in Hook.'s Ic. 23,t. 2204. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1309(916). 1925; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17:158.1993; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 337. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 393. 1996; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 310. 2007.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malamvetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tree, 5-8 m high; young shoots adpressed tawny-pilose; branchlets brown, terete, 1-4 mm thick initially pilose, finally glabrous. Leaves oblong or elliptic-oblong or narrowly so, 10-17 cm long, 3-5.5 or broad, rounded or acute at base, entire along margins, obtusely acuminate or caudate (acumen or cauda 10-20 mm long) at apex, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, glabrous above, sparsely ochraceous-pilose on midnerve and lateral nerves beneath (particularly towards base), dark brown above when dry, paler beneath; lateral nerves 6-9 pairs, obscure to faint above, prominent beneath, ascending, arcuate; tertiary nerves indistinct above, faint beneath, laxly reticulate to scalariform; petioles 10-20 mm long, 1-2 mm thick, puberulous to glabrous; stipules lanceolate-oblong, 5-8 mm long. Male inflorescence up to 1 cm long. Flowers: sepals 3, ovate-oblong, ca 1 x 0.5 mm; stamens 2-3, ca 1.2 mm long. Female: inflorescence 1-few together; peduncles 5-10 mm long, 1-flowered (at the apex), tawny-hirsute; bracts at intervals on axis, sepaline. Flowers:: sepals 4, oblong-lanceolate, 4-5 x 1.5-2 mm; ovary ovoid, 4-5 mm diameter, 3-locular, with numerous linear-subulate processes (processes up to 2 mm long, tawny-hirtellous); styles 3, 4-7 mm long, bifid, thick, hirtellous. Capsules ovoid, 15-20 x 15-20 mm, 3-locular, processes linear, up to 3 mm long, hirtellous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: -125
  Localities: Vazhachal, Malayattoor, Kannakuzhi, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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