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  Cryptocarya lawsonii
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cryptocarya lawsonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 127. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1218(853). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 235. 1988; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 160. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chembalamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Lofty trees; branchlets glabrous lenticellate, black. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-12 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 7-12.5 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, base acute, apex obtuse, emarginate or somewhat acute, margin entire, glabrous, purple-glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, faint; reticulations areolate. Flowers bisexual, minute, in terminal and axillary panicles of 9 cm long; peduncle and pedicel slender, slightly fulvous-pubescent; bract and bracteoles small, soon deciduous; perianth tube ultimately narrowed at the top; lobes 6 in 2 rows, subequal; 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; connective often produced, of second and third series obtuse; anthers 2-celled; ovary half inferior, sessile, enclosed in the tube; style short, exserted. Fruit a drupe 30-37 x 15-18 mm, ovoid, black, longitudinally ribbed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sispara, Valiyaparathode
   
 
   
 
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