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  Berrya cordifolia
 
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  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Berrya cordifolia (Willd.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 9: 606. 1926; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 83. 1989; P. Daniel & M. Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 478. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 92. 1994; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 105. 1997; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 479. 2005. Espera cordifolia Willd, Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften 3: 449. 1801. Berrya ammonilla Roxb., Pl. Corom. 3: 264. 1820; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 383. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 122(87). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Trincomalee wood tree
  Description: Tree to 15 m tall. Leaves alternate, simple, ovate-oblong, cordate at base, undulate at margin, acuminate at apex, 12-25 x 4-13 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, stellate-pubescent when young; petioles 3.5-5 cm long, glabrous below, stellate-pubescent above; stipules 1-1.5 cm long, linear, sericeous, caducous. Flowers numerous in lax axillary and terminal panicles; buds globose; pedicels 1-1.5 cm long, pubescent. Petals oblong, obtuse, 6-8 mm long, ultimately reflexed. Stamens numerous, inserted on a short receptacle; filaments 4-5 mm long; anther lobes divergent, dehiscing longitudinally. Ovary 3 loculed with 4 ovules in each; style ca 3 mm long, slightly papillose at base; stigma peltate, 3-lobed. Capsules globose, 1-1.25 cm, pubescent with 6 horizontally spreading blunt thin wings; wings 2.5-3 x 0.7-1 cm, stellate-pubescent; seeds ca 6 x 3 mm with brown to yellow caducous bristles.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Kottayam, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Nilambur
   
 
   
 
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