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  Atuna indica
 
  Family: CHRYSOBALANACEAE
  Citation:  Atuna indica (Bedd.) Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7: 423. 1969; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 344. 2009; Sasidh. & Sujanpal, Rheedea 21: 81. 2011. Parinarium indicum Bedd., Ic. t. 109. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:311.1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 437(310). 1919.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, bark brown, smooth, thin; blaze reddish. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; stipules free, lateral, lanceolate; petiole 6-12 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 17-21 x 5.5-7.5 cm, oblong, elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-ovate, base acute, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 12-18 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary or terminal corymbose racemes; bracts brown, hairy; calyx tube funnel-shaped, pubescent; lobes 5, imbricate; petals 5, white, inserted to the mouth of calyx tube; stamens many; filaments basally connate, anthers small; ovary adnate to the side of calyx tube, 2-celled, ovules 2, erect; style filiform, basal; stigma truncate. Fruit a drupe, 3.5-4 x 2.5-3 cm, ovoid, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Wayanad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  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: Endangered (EN)
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