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  Commiphora caudata var. pubescens
 
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  Family: BURSERACEAE
  Citation:  Commiphora caudata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. var. pubescens (Wight & Arn.) Matthew, Kew Bull. 46: 540. 1991. Commiphora pubescens (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 4:21.1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 171(122). 1915; V. Chithra & A.N. Henry in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 444. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 60. 1999. Protium pubescens Wight & Arn., Prodr. 176. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 530. 1875.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kizhuvam, Pachakizhuvam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 6 m high, bark green, peeling off; branchlets pubescent. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; estipulate; rachis 5-15 cm long, slender, pubescent; petiolule 1-2 mm, opposite, slender, pubescent; leaflets 3-9, 1.8-13.5 x 1-6 cm, ovate or ovate-obovate, base acute, obtuse or oblique, apex acuminate, margin entire or crenate, chartaceous, puberulent above, pubescent beneath; lateral nerves 5-12 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers polygamous, yellowish-red; in dichotomously branched, axillary cymose panicles; bracteate; calyx campanulate, lobes 4, ovate, pubescent with out, persistent; petals 4, oblong to oblanceolate, apiculate, reflexed at tip; stamens 8, free, inserted on or along the margins of disc, alternately long and short; disc enclosed in calyx, cupular; ovary superior, ovoid, sessile, 2-4-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style short; stigma lobed. Fruit a drupe, 0.9-1.2 x 0.7-1.2 cm, ovoid to obovoid; pyrenes 1 or 2; seed solitary.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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