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  Cryptocarya neilgherrensis
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cryptocarya neilgherrensis Meisner in DC., Prodr. 15:71.1864; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1219(853). 1925; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 269. 1999.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 10 m high; bark greyish-brown, smooth; blaze dull yellow; branchlets fulvous-tomentose and lenticellate. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 7-15 mm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 6-10.5 x 2.5-5.5 cm, elliptic-obovate, elliptic or ovate-oblong, base acute, apex acuminate, acute, margin entire, recurved, glabrous above, pubescent and glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers bisexual, in short congested axillary or terminal fulvous tomentose panicles of 5-10 cm wide; pedicels to 0.5 cm; perianth pubescent, tube ultimately narrowed at the top; lobes 6 4 mm, ovate, pubescent, subequal, in 2 rows; 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; filaments hairy; anthers 2-celled; connective often produced; ovary half inferior, globose, 2 mm across, glaucous, sessile, enclosed in the tube; style short, exserted. Fruit a berry, ovoid, black.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Olikkudy
   
 
   
 
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