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  Cryptocarya praetervisa
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cryptocarya praetervisa Gangop., Chakrab. & Chauhan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 26: 472. 2002. Cryptocarya stocksii sensu Gmable, Fl. Pres. Madras 1219(853).1925, non Meisner 1864; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 346. 1998.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 18 m high; branchlets black, thick, prominently lenticellate, rough, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 6-10 mm long, stout, grooved above, ferrugenous tomentose; lamina 5-10× 2-6 cm, suborbicular, obovate-oblong or ovate, base round or subacute, apex round, truncate, emarginate or apiculate, margin entire, scattered pilose on midrib above, ferrugineous tomentose to pilose on major nerves beneath, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 5-6 mm long, yellow, in axillary and terminal, ferrugineous-tomentose, congested, few flowered, stout, panicles, usually shorter than the leaves; perianth tube ultimately narrowed at the top; lobes 6, subequal; stamens 9 perfect, 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 stipitate staminodes; anthers 2-celled; connective often produced; ovary sessile, enclosed in the tube; style short, exserted. Fruit a drupe, 3×1.1 cm, cylindric-oblong, woody, smooth, with short obtuse beak, black; pedicels stout, upto 3.5 × 3 mm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Vellimala
   
 
   
 
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