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  Arenga wightii
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Arenga wightii Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 5: 475.1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:422.1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1588(1087). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 426. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 489. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 526. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 412. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 490. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 406. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 478. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 351. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 742. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 467. 1998; Renuka, Palms Kerala 15. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 361. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 742. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 518. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 894. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aazham, Aazhuthumpana, Alathilthenga, Malanthengu, Kattuthengu, Njettipana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Arenga, Wild Coconut, Wight´s Sago Palm
  Description: Monoecious palms; trunk to 6 m tall, covered with persistent leaf sheaths, caudex 10-15 m across. Leaves pinnatisect, to 8 m long; leaflets to 100 x 5 cm, linear, base auricled, glaucous below; petiole to 3 m long. Spadices to 1 m long, basipetal. Male flowers orbicular. Stamens many, free. Female flowers. Tepals 6, biseriate, similar, accrescent. Ovary 3-celled. Fruit globose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Kasaragode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 600-1000
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Arjunankotta, Thelliyalimattukkal, Kalleli, Chandanathode, Kottiyur, Peermade, Anmooly slopes, Dhoni R. F., Attappady R.F., Nelluyampathy forests, Siruvani slopes, Muthikulam forests, Nadugani ghats, Kulathupuzha, Choodal forests, Moola
   
 
   
 
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