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  Dodonaea viscosa
 
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  Family: SAPINDACEAE
  Citation:  Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq., Enum. Syst. Pl. 19. 1760; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 697. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 253(181). 1918, var. angustifolia (L. f.) Benth., Fl. Austral. 1: 476. 1863; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 72. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 124. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 111. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 125. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 70. 1998; P.C. Pant in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 361. 2000; P. Singh & E. Vajr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 777. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 243. 2009. Dodonaea angustifolia L. f., Suppl. Pl. 218. 1781; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 149. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 78. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 76. 1999. Ptelea viscosa L., Sp. Pl. 118. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aattotta, Vrali, Krali, Unnatharuvi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Hopseed bush, Switch sorrel
  Description: Shrubs to small sized trees, up to 4 m tall; branches terete, often angled; young parts scurfy puberulous. Leaves alternate, 1-8 x 0.2-1.5 cm, oblanceolate-obovate or broadly elliptic, subacute or shortly apiculate or sometimes notched, abruptly tapering towards the basal end, viscid, with shining yellowish resinous exudation. Inflorescence panicled cymes, up to 7 cm long, lateral nerves up to 35, looping. Flowers greenish yellow. Sepals oblong. Anthers oblong-linear. Capsules membranous, compressed, up to 1.5 cm long, notched at apex and base, 2-3-winged, 1-2-seeded; seeds black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Shola, evergreen and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alampetty, Vellimala, Munnar, Vattavada, Varkala
   
 
   
 
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