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  Cryptocarya anamalayana
  Citation:  Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 126. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1218(853). 1925; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 393. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 267. 1997.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 8 m high; bark greyish-brown, smooth; young shoots fulvous-tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 5-10 mm long, stout, tomentose; lamina 8.5-20 x 3.5-9 cm, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-obovate, base obtuse, acute or cuneate, apex obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous except nerves, shiny above, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, intercostae scalariform, prominent; nerves and nervules fulvous tomentose beneath; reticulation areolate. Flowers bisexual, in short axillary fulvous-tomentose cymose panicles upto 3 cm long; pedicels scarcely any; bracts and bracteoles oblong, conspicuous, apparently persistent; perianth 2-5 mm long, tube ultimately narrowed at the top; lobes 6, in 2 rows, subequal, tomentose; stamens 9 perfect, in 3 rows, those of the 2 outer series with eglandular, filaments and introrse anthers, those of the third series with 2 glandular filaments and extrorse anthers; those of the fourth series replaced by 3 stipitate staminodes; anthers 2-celled; connective often produced; ovary sessile, half inferior, enclosed in the tube; style short exserted. Fruit a drupe, enclosed in accrescent perianth-tube; pericarp more or less free from the perianth tube.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Localities: Kallar, Alvarakurichi, Merchiston
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