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  Drypetes confertiflora
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Drypetes confertiflora (Hook.f.) Pax & Hoffm. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Euphorb.-Phyllanthoid.-Phyllanth. 246. 1922; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 401. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 286. 1997; Chakrab. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 259. 1997; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 330. 2007. Cyclostemon confertiflorus Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 341. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1302(911). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaduvapidukkan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high; bark greyish, smooth; branchlets glabrous, brownish, terete. Leaves simple, alternate, 6-22 x 2.5-7.5 cm, oblong or elliptic-oblong, apex obtusely acuminate, base oblique, margin entire or distantly serrate, glabrous and glossy, coriaceous; stipules lateral, small, caducous; petiole 5-12 mm long, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, axillary but usually in clusters on old wood. Male flowers: pedicels 4-5 mm long; tepals 5-6, 4-6 × 3.5-5.5 mm, suborbicular, white, ciliate; stamens 15-20; filaments glabrous; inserted around disc; anthers oblong. Disc impressed, large, glabrous, radiately ribbed with inflexed marginal lobe. Female flowers: nearly sessile; ovary superior, brown tomentose, 2-celled, ovules 2. Fruit a drupe, 3.5-5 cm across, subglobose, some what flattened, pubescent, 2-locular; endocarp fleshy.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Thrissur, Kollam, Malappuram, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Vazhani, Rosemala
   
 
   
 
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