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  Casearia tomentosa
  Citation:  Casearia tomentosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 421. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 593. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 521(368). 1919; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 59. 1990; R.L. Mitra in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 397. 1993; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 44. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 57. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 15. 2002; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 266. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 121. 2009. Casearia elliptica Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 628. 1799, nom. illeg, based on Anavinga lanceolata Lamk.; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 36. 1982.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anakkarana, Annavananni, Cherukanali, Vapunnakannan
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  Description: Small trees to 7 m; bark grey, thick; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules minute, scale-like, pubescent, cauducous; petiole 5-10 mm long, pubescent; lamina 6-15 x 3-6 cm, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute to rounded, apex acuminate, margin serrate or entire, glabrous above, pubescent beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, greenish-white, in axillary fascicles; pedicels densely pubescent; calyx pubescent; lobes 4, broadly elliptic; stamens 8, alternating with staminodes tufted at their apex, forming a ring attached below to the calyx tube; filaments glabrous; staminodes clavate, villous at apex; ovary ovoid, 1-celled; style simple; stigma subglobose. Fruit a capsule, 2 x 1.2 cm, greenish-yellow, oblong, ribbed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and forest plantations
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Elanad, Padippara, Malampuzha, Panangotteri, Thavalam area, Vazhikadavu
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