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  Ceriscoides turgida
 
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  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng., Adansonia 35: 15. 1978; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 213. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 225. 1994; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 415. 2009. Gardenia turgida Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 557.1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:118.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 619(437). 1921. Gardenia montana Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 709. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malankara, Karkar, Vellakara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Armed, deciduous tree to 8 m; spines leaf-bearing. Leaves opposite decussate, dimorphic, of lower branches ovate, 1.5-2.5 x 0.8-1.5 cm, of upper branches 4-9 x 2-5 cm, thick-chartaceous, hispid above, hirsute below, base attenuate, apex acute-apiculate; lateral nerves 8-10, (sub)sessile; stipules intrapetiolar, connate into a sheath. Flowers 5-merous, pedicellate, solitary or in lax cymes, white turning yellow with age; bracteoles lanceolate, free or connate. Calyx ± urceolate, 1.5 cm; lobes 5, triangular, valvate, 1.5 mm. Corolla 5 cm across, salver-form; tube 1.5 cm; lobes 5, obovate, imbricate or twisted to left in bud, 1.5 x 1.5 cm, thin-fleshy. Stamens 5, subsessile, inserted at the throat, between the lobes, included, 6 mm. Ovary turgid, 1 cm, 1-locular; placentae 5; style erect, 0.8 cm; stigma branched, 0.8 cm. Berry globose, turgid, 5 x 4 cm; seeds many, embedded in fleshy pulp; testa smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Indo-China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Baveli, Tolpetty
   
 
   
 
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