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  Drypetes oblongifolia
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Drypetes oblongifolia (Bedd.) Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 23: 57. 1969; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 248. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 414. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 427. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 401. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 618. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 370. 1998; Chakrab. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 270. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 287. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 444. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 332. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 734. 2009. Laneasagum oblongifolium Bedd., Madras J. Lit Sci. ser. 3, 6: 71. 1861. Cyclostemon macrophyllus sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1302(911). 1925, non Blume 1826. Cyclostemon macrophyllus Blume var. sessiliflora Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 278. 1872. Cyclostemon macrophyllus Blume var. peninsularis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 341. 1887.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malampayin
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bole fluted, bark pale grey, mottled with green, lenticellate; blaze creamy yellow; branches horizontal; branchlets brown angled when young, finally terete, greyish; young parts pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; stipules lateral, small, caducous; petiole 3-10 mm long, stout, grooved above, pubescent; lamina 9-27 x 3-10 cm, oblong, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, base obliquely acute or round; apex acuminate, margin entire or distantly serrate, glabrous, coriaceous, lateral nerves 5-11 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, cauliflorus or axillary, yellowish; male flowers: sessile, 10-15 mm across, tepals 4-5, 8-10 x 4-5 mm, oblong to ovate; stamens 30-40, 5-10 mm long, inserted around the disc; anthers oblong; disc disciform, lobulate, pubescent; female flowers: sessile, solitary or in pairs, 10-15 mm across, tepals 4-5, 4-5 x 4-5 mm, ovate to orbicular, tomentellous; disc annular; ovary globose, 2-celled, ovules 2, tomentellous; style short; stigma 2 mm broad, flabellate. Fruit a drupe 2 x 1.5 cm, sessile, globose or ellipsoid-oblong, yellow, densely pubescent, brown when dry.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 200-1500
  Localities: Vellanimala, Chalakkudy, Arjunankotta, Parambikulam, Kottayali, Nelluyampathy forests, Damsite, Arampa, Panoth, Ayyappankovil-Kaikatty area, Mukkali forests, Thalichola, Koomanpara
   
 
   
 
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