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  Aralia malabarica
 
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  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Aralia malabarica Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 15. 1871; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 722. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 567(400). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 200. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 126. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 223. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 212. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 140. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 164. 1998; Jun Wen et al., Rheedea 12: 12. 2002; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 142. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 243. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 406. 2009.
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  Description: Large prickly shrubs. Leaves to 1 m long, bipinnately compound; leaflets opposite, 14-18 x 5-7 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base oblique, sharply serrate, penninerved, sessile; rachis prickly, sheathing at base. Inflorescence large panicled umbels, 30 cm across; bracts ovate, acuminate. Flowers 3-4 mm across; 12-16 together; pedicels 1 cm long; sepals 5, ovate, acute; petals ovate-oblong, obtuse, spreading, yellow; stamens 5, inflexed in bud; ovary inferior, 5-celled, globose, cell 1-ovuled, styles 5, free. Berry 7 x 7 mm, 5-angled, rugose; seeds five, 3 mm across, 3-angled, light brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 700-1250
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Thekkady, Parambikulam, Nelluyampathy forests, Campshed area, Appuppanthode, Karappa
   
 
   
 
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