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  Cordia gharaf
 
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  Family: BORAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch., Stizungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 46. 1879; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 204. 1999. Cornus gharaf Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 95. 1775. Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 798. 1819; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 138. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 888(624). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Narivirayan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small trees, to 10 m high, bark grey or brownish-grey with deep longitudinal furrows, smooth, peeling of in thin linear strips; young branches brown tomentose. Leaves simple, subopposite or alternate, estipulate; petiole 7-20 mm, slender, tomentose; lamina 4-10 x 2.5-5 cm, oblanceolate, orbicular or ovate, base acute or obtuse, apex obtuse or rounded; margin entire, scabrous with white cystoliths above and tomentose beneath, chartaceous; nerves 3-5 from base, palmate, lateral nerves 3-4 pairs, pinnate, puberulent beneath, slender, prominent, intercostae scalariform, faint. Flowers polygamous, creamy white, in axillary or terminal cymes to 7 cm long; calyx tube 7 mm, tomentose, lobes 5; corolla 8 mm across, lobes 5, recurved; stamens 5; filaments 5 mm, hairy at the base, anthers 2 mm; ovary superior, 1.5 mm, ovoid, 4-celled, ovules one in each cell; style 6 mm. Fruit a drupe, 1-1.2 cm long, ovoid, acute; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Arabia, North Africa and Pakistan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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