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  Cryptocarya wightiana
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cryptocarya wightiana Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 254. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 120. 1886; Gangop. & Chakrab., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 26: 475. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 698. 2009. Cryptocarya bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 125. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1218(853). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 346. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 235. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 404. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 381. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 346. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 269. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kadamanpara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 18 m high; bark 10-12 mm thick, reddish-brown, lenticellate; blaze dull yellow; branchlets rusty-pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-25 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 6.5-20 x 2.5-10 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, base subacute, obtuse, round or truncate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous except sometimes the midrib and nerves, whitish, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 7-12 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae scalariform, faint; reticulation areolate. Flowers bisexual, 3-4 mm across, yellowish, in spreading axillary brown tomentose panicles usually shorter than the leaves upto 15 cm long; pedicels short; bracts and bracteoles cauducous; perianth cupular at base, ultimately narrowed at the top; lobes 6, subequal, in 2 rows, ovate, tomentose; 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 3 stipitate staminodes; filaments pubescent; anthers 2-celled; connective often produced; ovary sessile, half inferior, glabrous, enclosed in the tube; style short, exserted; stigma truncate. Fruit a drupe 10-15 mm across, globose with an obtuse beak, glabrous, black, enclosed in accrescent perianth-tube; pericarp more or les free from the perianth tube, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South Asia
  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:
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  Localities: Peechi, Vazhani, Koruthode, Arjunankotta, Karimala, Campshed area, Orange Fam area-Kaikatty, Singampara-Siruvani forests
   
 
   
 
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