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  Cassine paniculata
  Citation:  Cassine paniculata (Wight & Arn.) Lobr.-Callen, Adansonia ser. 2. 15: 220. 1976; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 66. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 66. 1999; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 83. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 64. 2002; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 699. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 219. 2009. Elaeodendron paniculatum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 157. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 212(152). 1918. Elaeodendron glaucum sensu Lawson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 623. 1875,p.p. non Pers. 1805.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thannimaram
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high; bark grey, smooth; blaze red; exudation watery; branchlets slender, terete. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipules minute, cauducous; petiole 8-15 mm, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 7-9 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic-oblong, obovate, oblanceolate, lanceolate or ovate lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute or obtusely-acuminate, margin crenate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, slender, faint. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, 1 cm across, in axillary stout dichasial corymbose cymes; calyx 5-lobed, lobes unequal, imbricate; petals 5, obovate, spreading; stamens 5, inserted into the margin of the disc; filaments slender at length recurved; anthers subglobose; disc thick, fleshy, margin sinuate; ovary immersed in the disc, conical, 2-5-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style short; stigma small. Fruit a drupe, 2.5 x 1.5 cm, globose to ellipsoid, apiculate; seed one, erect.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad
  Habitat: Shola and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Olikkudy, Muddalakottithode, Kariamchola
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