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  Baliospermum montanum
  Citation:  Baliospermum montanum (Willd.) Muell.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15: 1125. 1866; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1342(939). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 358. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 245. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 410. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 422. 1990; Chakrab. & Balakr., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 32: 5. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 330. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 16. 1996; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 67. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 282. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 438. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 195. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 723. 2009. Jatropha montana Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 565. 1805. Baliospermum solanifolium (Geisl.) Suresh in Nicolson et al., Interp. Hort. Malab. 106. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 395. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 607. 1997. Croton solanifolius Geisl., Croton Monogr. 74. 1807. Baliospermum axillare Blume, Bijdr. 604. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 461. 1887. Baliospermum polyandrum Wight, Ic. t. 1885. 1852.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheriyadanthi, Danthi, Dantika, Kadalavannakku, Nagadanthi
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  Description: Subshrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, 10-15 x 6-10 cm, broadly ovate, often 3-lobed, apex acute or acuminate, base rounded, 3-5 ribbed, glabrous or sparsely hispid above and tomentose along the nerves beneath, inciso-crenate, with a pair of glands at base of lamina; petiole to 6 cm long. Perianth lobes 4, concave, 1.5 mm long, pubescent. Stamens numerous on a central receptacle; filaments slender, connective broad. Ovary densely tomentose, style 2-fid. Capsule 3-lobed, 1.2 cm long; seeds ovoid, caruncled.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 100-850
  Localities: Vellanimala, Peruvaripallam, Attappady R.F., Nadugani ghats, Pathenthode, Poochapara, Kalleli, Chindaki forest, Kanjirakadavu, Ariankavu
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