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  Cassine kedarnathii
 
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  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Cassine kedarnathii Sasidh. & Swarup., Reinwardtia 11: 29. 1992; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 138. 1999; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 168. 1999; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 699. 2005.
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  Description: Tree to 30 m tall; bark greyish brown, reddish inside. Leaves opposite, elliptic-oblong, acute at base, crenate at margin, caudate-acuminate at apex, coriaceous and glabrous. Lateral nerves 5-9 pairs; petioles 2-2.5 cm long. Cymes dichasial, terminal and axillary, glabrous. Flowers ca 12 mm across, greenish yellow; pedicels 4-5 mm long. Sepals 5, imbricate, oblong, broadly ovate, obtuse, ca 1.5 x 3 mm, glabrous. Petals imbricate, oblong, obtuse, slightly revolute at margin, ca 5 x 2-2.5mm. Stamens 5, inserted at margin of wavy annular disc; filaments ca 2 mm long. Ovary within disc, 2-loculed with 2 basal ovules in each; sytles short; stigmas entire. Drupes ellipsoid, apiculate, green; epicarp thin, putamen slightly compressed, vertically grooved on both sides, 3-4 mm thick on one side, 5-7 mm on the other, shining, brown inside. Seed 1, elliptic, planoconvex, shallowly grooved above, brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Punnamala
   
 
   
 
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