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  Buchanania lanzan
  Citation:  Buchanania lanzan Spreng., J. Bot. (Schr.) 2: 234. 1800; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 23. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 258(184). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 128. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 136. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 127. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 81. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 168. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 79. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 81. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 79. 1999; D. Chandra & S.K. N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 443. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 78. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 178. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 145. 2005; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 800. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 250. 2009. Buchanania latifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 385. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalamavu, Moongapezhu, Mungapera, Mural, Nuruvei, Nuramaram, Nooramaram, Padacheru, Priyalam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Almondette tree, Cheronjee, Cuddapah almond
  Description: Subdeciduous trees, to 18 m high, bark 10-12 mm thick, surface black or dark brown, rough, tessellate the cracks being deep and narrow, some what resembling crocodile hide; blaze red. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 12-22 mm, stout, glabrous; lamina 10-23.5 x 5-12 cm, broadly oblong, base round or acute, apex obtuse or emarginate, margin entire, glabrous above and densely tomentose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-20 pairs, pinnate, prominent, pubescent, secondary laterals prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, greenish-white, sessile, in pubescent terminal and axillary panicles; calyx lobes 5, persistent; petals 5, oblong, reflexed, pilose; stamens 10, inserted at the base of fleshy disc; filaments free, glabrous; disc cupular, 5 lobed, pilose; carpels 5-6, free, superior, tomentose, 4 reduced to thread like processes, one fertile, ovule one, pendulous; style lateral; stigma truncate. Fruit a drupe, 10-13 x 8 mm, oblong, laterally compressed, black; stone hard, 2 valved; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist deciduous, dry deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-1300
  Localities: Kattalappara, Karumpara, Kavalappara, Vengoli, Boneccord, Konni, Thavalam area, Saivila, Kanjirakadavu, Thenmalai, Ariankavu, Bonaccord, Attayar
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