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  Daphniphyllum neilgherrense
 
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  Family: DAPHNIPHYLLACEAE
  Citation:  Daphniphyllum neilgherrense (Wight) K. Rosenth. in Engl., Pflanzenreich. Daphniphyllac. 7. 1919; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1311(917). 1925; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 429. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 36. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 46. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 369. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 623. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 733. 2009. Goughia neilgherrensis Wight, Ic. tt. 1878 & 1879. 1852. Daphniphyllum glaucescens Muell.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 16: 3. 1866, non Blume 1826-1827; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 353. 1887. Daphniphyllum roxburghii Baillon, Etude Euphorb. 565. 1858.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kozhikkulamavu, Peekkiri, Vellakottlan
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m, bark surface greyish-brown, smooth; exudation milky; branchlets stout. Leaves simple, alternate, clustered at the tip of branchlets, 3.5-12 x 1.5-5 cm, obovate, elliptic-obovate or obovate-oblong, apex acute or obtuse, base acute, margin entire, revolute, glabrous above and glaucous beneath, coriaceous ;lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint; petiole 5-25 mm, slender, glabrous. Flowers unisexual, yellowish-green, in axillary racemes. Male flowers: bracts 3 x 3 mm, ovate, obtuse, ciliate; tepals 5, minute; stamens 5-12, free; anthers oblong; connective apiculate. Female flowers: bracteate, perianth similar to male flowers; ovary superior, imperfectly 2-celled; ovules 2 in each cell; stigmas thick, recurved, undivided. Fruit a drupe, 10-12 mm long, ovoid, greenish-red.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forest margins
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Uppermanalar, Devicolam, Ponmudi, Agastyarkudam, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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