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  Bentinckia condapanna
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Bentinckia condapanna Berry & Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:621.1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:418.1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1555(1085). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 426. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 491. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 351. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 467. 1998; Renuka, Palms Kerala 157. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 743. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 518. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kantha-kamugu, Kanthal, Vareikamuku, Parapakku
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Hill Arecanut
  Description: Monoecious palms to 20 m tall; stem 20 cm thick, annulate, caudex 2-3 m across. Leaves pinnately compound; leaflets 50-70 x 3-5 cm, linear-lanceolate, evenly scattered, sessile; petiole 30-60 cm long, sheath rounded, 55 cm long, 26 cm broad, encircling the stem. Spadix axillary, below the leaves, branched, 30-50 cm across; spathes many. Male flowers small or sunken in the spirally arranged pits towards the tips of branches; perianth lobes 6, biseriate, outer smaller, 5 mm across, orbicular, inner longer; stamens 6, free. Female flowers larger, towards the base of the branches of spadix; ovary 3-celled, 1 cell larger with an ovule. Fruit subglobose, 1.2 x 0.9 cm, dark, pink.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests and along rock cuttings in grasslands
  Distribution: Southern 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pongumala, Uppupara, Kulathupuzha, Kakki hills, Moozhiar, Peermade, Uppupara, Pachakkanam, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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