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  Cinnamomum chemungianum
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cinnamomum chemungianum M. Mohanan & Henry, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 88: 97. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 391. 1994; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 78. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 565. 2002.
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  Description: Trees, to 6 m high. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 10-20 mm long, slender, pubescent; lamina 3-7 x 2-4 cm, ovate, base acute, obtuse or round, apex caudate-acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous above, sparsely appressed hairy beneath; 3-ribbed from the base, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, ca. 11 mm long; perianth tube ca. 3 mm long; lobes 1.5 mm long, red, ovate, acute; stamens many in 3 rows, ca. 1.5 mm long, anthers truncate, glandular, 4-loculed; filaments villous; staminodes ca. 0.5 mm long, ovate, acute; ovary inferior, ca. 2 x 1.5 mm, globular, 1-ovuled; styles ca. 1 mm long; stigma faintly 3-lobed. Fruit a berry, ca. 1.4 x 1 cm, ellipsoid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 700-1500
  Localities: Chemungi, Agasthymala peak, Attayar, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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