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  Crataeva adansonii ssp. odora
 
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  Family: CAPPARACEAE
  Citation:  Crataeva adansonii DC. ssp. odora (Buch.-Ham.) Jacobs, Blumea 12: 198. 1964; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 57. 1990; Sundararagh. in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 322. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 20. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 14. 2002; R. Sundara. & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 247. 2005. Crataeva odora Buch.-Ham., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 15: 118. 1827. Crataeva religiosa var. roxburghii (R. Br.) Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 172. 1872. Crataeva religiosa sensu Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 47(34). 1918,p.p. non G. Forst. 1786.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mavalingam
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  Description: Small trees; bark smooth, grey; blaze dull yellow, speckled. Leaves digitately trifloliate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 5-7 cm long, slender, glabrous; petiolule 5-7 mm, slender, glabrous; leaflets 11-15 x 3-4 cm, obovate, or ovate-lanceolate, base oblique, obtuse or subacute, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, parallel, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal corymbs; pedicel 2.5-5 cm long; sepals 4, 5 mm long, free, oblong, adnate to the lobed disc; petals 4, ca.1.5 cm, white, long-clawed, obovate; disc incurved, nectariferous; stamens many, free, not much longer than the petals, inserted at the base of gynophore; gynophore to 2.5 cm long; filaments to 4 cm long; anthers basifixed; gynophore 1-3 cm long; ovary ellipsoid, superior 1-[2]-celled, ovules many; stigma sessile, capitate. Fruit a berry, globose, 2-2.5 cm across, smooth, turning to red; seeds brown, reniform, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: South Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Palapetty, Keerapady, Nemmara-Kollengode road
   
 
   
 
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