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  Casearia wynadensis
  Citation:  Casearia wynadensis Bedd., Ic. t. 160. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 594. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 521(368). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 49. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 9. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 60. 1990; R.L. Mitra in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 399. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17,23,31. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 15. 2002; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 267. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 121. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karikunnan
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  Description: Small trees to 7 m; branchlets pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, 7-18 x 3-5.5 cm, lanceolate or oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute, margin entire or serrate, tomentose, pellucid transparent glands, membranous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, slender, pinnate, puberulent; intercostae reticulate, rufous villous stipules small, lateral, cauducous; petiole 4-10 mm, slender, tomentose. Flowers bisexual, small, greenish, 6-8 fascicled on axils of older leaves; peduncle 4 mm long, pubescent. Calyx 3 mm long, lobes 4, ovate, glabrous within. Petals absent. Stamens 8, hairy, 2 mm long, alternating with staminodes, tufted at their apex, forming a ring attached below to the calyx tube. Ovary oblong, 1-celled, ovules many; style to 3 mm, simple, hairy; stigma 4 lobbed. Fruit a capsule, small, 2-2.5 x 1 cm, oblong, greenish-yellow, 3-valved.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Localities: Thellikkal, Panthenthode border, Aruvanpara, Panoth, Silent Valley R. F., Ayalur slopes
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