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  Cynometra travancorica
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Cynometra travancorica Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 316. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 267. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 413(293). 1919; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 182. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 27. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 167. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 164. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 108. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 325. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Koori
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 20 m high, bole shortly buttressed, bark 3-4 mm thick, surface reddish-brown, smooth, lenticellate; blaze reddish-brown. Leaves alternate, 2-foliate; stipules small, free, lateral, cauducous; rachis 3-8 mm, stout, pulvinate, glabrous; petiolule 2-3 mm, opposite; leaflet 8-12 x 2-3 cm, often falcate, ovate-oblong, oblong or lanceolate, unequal sided, base oblique, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 6-8 mm across, rosy white, in short dense flowered axillary racemes; peduncle puberulous; bracts ovate, 1-3 mm, puberulous and ciliate; bracteole ovate, 2 m long, very narrow, with only few hairs at the tip, inserted near the base of the pedicel; pedicel 2-4.5 mm, slender, pubescent, receptacle 0.25 mm deep; sepals 4, 3 mm long, oblong, reflexed, glabrous; petals 5, 4 mm long, subequal, clawed; stamens 10, alternate long and short, connective cleft at base, very slightly apiculate; filaments filiform; anthers small, versatile; ovary half inferior, semi-lunar, glabrous; stipe 0.8 mm; style 1 mm; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod 2.5-3 cm long, flat, smooth, rugose along the margin, semicircular, the inner suture nearly straight, the outer one widely curved, indehiscent; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Paravattani, Kallar, Siruvani slopes
   
 
   
 
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