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  Dichapetalum gelonioides
 
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  Family: DICHAPETALACEAE
  Citation:  Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(4): 348. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 188(134). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 111. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 97. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 92. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 101. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 112. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 62. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 100. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 61. 1997; N.C. Nair in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 528. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 62. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 59. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 153. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 121. 2005; N.C. Nair in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 670. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 213. 2009. Moacurra gelonioides Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 69. 1832. Chailletia gelonioides (Roxb.) Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 59. Anal. Gen. t.9. f.1. 1871; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 570. 1875.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherumaram, Kattukappikkuru
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 7-10 x 3-4 cm, elliptic, apex caudate-acuminate, base acute, entire. Flowers unisexual, in axillary or extra-axillary, short peduncled cymes, densely villous; bracts lanceolate. Sepals 5, 1.5 mm long, ovate. Petals 1.5 mm long, obovate, bilobed at apex, glabrous. Stamens 5, filaments short, anthers ovoid, disc 4 lobed, scale like. Ovary 3-celled, cell 2-ovuled, style 1, trifid above. Drupe 10 mm across, 2-lobed, compressed, rugose; seeds with orange-red aril.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1500
  Localities: Chimmini, Vazhani, Rosemala, Kattalappara, Chenthamara, Inchippara, Orukomban, Karimala, Muthuvarachal, Chandanathode, Ponmudi, Arippa, on way to Nilamel, Sabarimala, Ranni, Panoth, Nedumpoyil, Tirunalli, Konnakadu, Maloth, Boneccord, Thenmalai, Ettapada
   
 
   
 
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