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  Cinnamomum dubium
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cinnamomum dubium Nees in Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 2: 73. 1831; Geetha Kumary et al., Indian J. Forestry 30: 73. 2007. Laurus dubia (Nees) Wall. ex Nees, Syst. Laur. 41. 1836. Laurus multiflora Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 298. 1832. Cinnamomum multiflorum (Roxb.) Wight, Ic. t. 126 & 131, 1839; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 132. 1886.
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  Description: Trees, ±5m, bark smooth or some what rough; branchlets slender, sparcely grey tomentellous. Leaves alternate, sub-opposite or opposite, 1.8-8.5 x 1.3-3.5 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acute to rounded at base, acute or gradually acuminate at apex, chartaceous, glabrous, glossy beneath; 2 basal nerves arising a little above the base and reaching nearer to the apex, prominent on both surfaces, secondary nerves faint; petiole to 0.7 cm long, concave above, glabrescent. Panicles axillary or subterminal, few flowered, to 5 cm long, main peduncle slender, pilose, bearing 5-7 lateral short branches with 3-flowered umbles. Flowers dark pink, minutely adpressed white tomentellous; pedicels to 7 mm long, slender. Perianth tube 1.5 mm, pilose. Tepals 2.5 x 1.8 mm, ovate, subacute or obtuse at apex, minutely silky on both surfaces. Stamens 9, 1.5 mm long; filaments 0.7 mm long, pilose; anthers oval or sub rectangular, outer one with 4 introrse cells, inner are broader with 2 lateral cells and the basal glands shortly stipitate, 3 inner stamens and glands forming a loosly adhering ring around the ovary; staminodes 3, to 1.8 mm long, semi-sagitate. Ovary subglobose, to 1.2 mm long, glabrous; style equaling the ovary; stigma peltate. Fruit ellipsoid, 9-1.3 x 6-10 mm, smooth, black on ripening; fruiting pedicel obconical, to 12 mm long, tepals persistent, indurate, accrescent, broadly ovate-rectangular, pilose without; seed 1, greyish-white.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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