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  Colubrina asiatica
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn., Mem. Fam. Rhamn. 62. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 642. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 225(161). 1918; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 124. 1990; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 169. 2000; P.V. Sreekumar & A.N. Henry in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 724. 2005. Ceanothus asiaticus L., Sp. Pl. 196. 1753.
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  Description: Unarmed shrub, 1-3 m high; branches zigzag. Leaves alternate, ovate, broadly rounded or shallowly cordate at base, crenate at margin, acuminate at apex, 3-8 x 2-4 cm, chartaceous; stipules ca 1 mm long. Flowers in cymes, greenish yellow, fragrant, lower ones bisexual, the upper sterile or staminate; peduncles 2-5 mm long; pedicels 2-5 mm long. Calyx lobes 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Petals emarginate, 1.5-2 mm long, yellow; claw slender. Stamens 1-1.5 mm long; anthers dorsifixed. Capsules globose, depressed at top, 8-10 mm. Seeds 3, slightly emarginate at base, 4-5 mm, chocolate-brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as hedge plant
  Distribution: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia and South Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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