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  Cordia monoica
 
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  Family: BORAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Cordia monoica Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 58. 1796; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 137. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 888(624). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 204. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 202. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mookalapazham, Mookattakkai, Pasakaimaram, Virimaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high; branchlets lenticellate, tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 5-20 mm, slender, tomentose when young, glabrous at maturity; lamina 4-10 x 1.5-7 cm, ovate, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, base round, truncate or acute, apex acute or obtuse; upper surface scabrous with prominent whitish points, villous or tomentose beneath, coriaceous; 3-5 nerves from base, palmate, lateral nerves 4-5 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers polygamous, white, subsessile, in small dense tomentose paniculate cymes; calyx tube 8 mm, obconic, densely tomentose outside, glabrous inside, unevenly 3-4 lobed, lobes 5 mm, triangular, accrescent; corolla funnel shaped, lobes[ 4]-5, longer than the tube, oblong, stamens 4-[5]; filaments attached to the mouth of corolla tube, 3 mm, glabrous; anthers 1.5 mm; ovary superior, 4-celled, hairy, ovule one in each cell; stigma clavate. Fruit a drupe, 2.5 x 1.5 cm, yellow, ovoid with a mucronate tip, fulvous-pubescent; stone 4-celled; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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: Alampetty, Kalladuthupurai, Chinnar, Kuchimudi, Pandaravarai
   
 
   
 
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