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  Chionanthus mala-elengi ssp. mala-elengi
 
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  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P. S. Green ssp. mala-elengi, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 26. 124. 1984; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 247. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 269. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 398. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 273. 1990; Srivastava & Kapoor, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 133. 1991; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 211. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 273. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 198. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 402. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 236. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 183. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 183. 2002; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 264. 2003; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 302. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 507. 2009. Forsythia mala-elengi Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 12,21, 31. 1818. Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 53. 1837-1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 607. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 794(558). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 158. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 223. 1985. Chionanthus malabaricus (Wall. ex G. Don) Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 239. 1872; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 247. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 235. 1989.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallidala, Mala-elengi, Perumbal
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, covered with warty lenticels; branchlets thinly tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-10 x 2.5-5.5 cm, obovate or elliptic-oblong, apex obtuse or suddenly narrowed to a small blunt acumen, base cuneate, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; petiole 4-10 mm, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lateral nerves 9-13 pairs, slender, pinnate; intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, sessile, 6 mm long, in axillary clusters; peduncle 1.5 cm long. Calyx lobes 1.5 mm, ovate, obtuse, grey-pubescent. Corolla 7 mm long, lobes attached in pairs, linear acuminate, glabrous. Stamens 2, anthers sessile. Ovary densely hairy, stigma shortly bifid. Frit a drupe, 10 x 5 mm, ellipsoid, slightly curved, acute, ridged.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Ponmudi, Rosemala, Kurukku, Pachakkanam, Karimala, Angamoozhy, Moozhiar, Chandanathode, Kannoth, Manantody, Parappa, Payyavur, Mukkali forests, Pothundy, Kanjirakadavu, Nedumkayam, Thenmalai, Ariankavu, Teppakulam
   
 
   
 
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