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  Atuna travancorica
 
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  Family: CHRYSOBALANACEAE
  Citation:  Atuna travancorica (Bedd.) Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7: 423. 1969; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 169. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 178. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 172. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 114. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 114. 2002 Sasidh. & Sujanpal, Rheedea 21: 82. 2011. Parinarium travancoricum Bedd., Ic. t. 189. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 311. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 437(310). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallankaimaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees to 25 m high, bark greyish-brown mottled with white, smooth, thin; blaze dull red; branchlets pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules free, lateral, subulate; petiole 2-6 mm, stout, grooved above, silky tomentose when young and glabrous at maturity; lamina 4-16.5 x 1.7-4.8 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute, apex acuminate or acute, margin entire, glabrous and glossy above except silky pubescent midrib, coriaceous; lateral nerves 11-17 pairs, pinnate, prominent, secondary laterals prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 1.5 cm across, pale lavender, usually in axillary silky-villous, slender drooping racemes; bracts ovate-lanceolate, villous; calyx tube funnel-shaped, lobes ovate-cuspidate, villous outside; petals 5, 7 mm long, inserted on the mouth of calyx tube, deciduous; stamens numerous, purple; filaments connate at base; anthers small; ovary superior, adnate to the side of the calyx tube, 2-celled, ovules 2, erect; style filiform, basal; stigma truncate. Fruit a drupe 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, suborbicular, compressed brown, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Lavender
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Poringal, Kallar, Orukomban, Kulathupuzha, Meenmutty, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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