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  Drypetes venusta
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Drypetes venusta (Wight) Pax & Hoffm. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Euphorb.-Phyllanthoid.-Phyllanth. 268. 1922; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 365. 1984; Chakrabarty et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 277. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 370. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 288. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 334. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 735. 2009. Astylis venusta Wight, Ic. t. 1992. 1853. Hemicyclia venusta (Wight) Thw. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 7: 272. 1855; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 339. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1300(909). 1925. Drypetes elata (Bedd.) Pax. & Hoffm. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Euphorb.-Phyllanthoid.-Phyllanth. 268. 1922; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 248. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 413. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 427. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 413. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 401. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 286. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 617. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 370. 1998. Hemicyclia elata Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 279. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 339. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1300(909). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Choota, Enikomban, Konamaram, Palakani, Thalakani, Thalakanimaram, Velleipuli
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  Description: Deciduous trees, to 30 m high, bole fluted, bark greyish-white, smooth, thin; branchlets 1-5 mm thick, slender, drooping, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 6-15 x 2-6.4 cm, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, apex obtusely acute, obtusely acuminate or acute, base oblique, acute, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; stipules small, lateral, caducous; petiole 3-20 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-15 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, greenish-yellow, 5-8 mm across. Male flowers: 3-6 in axillary clusters; pedicel 5-8 mm long, minutely hispid; tepals 4, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, obtuse, hispid outside; stamens 6-10; filaments 3 mm long, free, glabrous. anthers oblong; disc lobulate, villous. Female flowers: solitary or in pairs, axillary; pedicel minutely hispid; tepals 4, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, obtuse, hispid outside; ovary ovoid, 1-celled; stigma mushroom shaped; ovules 2, pendulous. Fruit a drupe, obovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long, greenish-yellow, drooping; seed solitary, covered with pulpy mucilage.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  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): Creamy, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1500
  Localities: Vellanimala, Vazhani, Rosemala, Kallar, Choondippara, Arjunankotta, Anchurali, Koruthode, Pathenthode, Karimala, Silent Valley R. F., Nadugani ghats, Valiyaparathode, Ambayathode, Panoth, Mukkali forests, Ponmudi, Pooyamkutty, Thalichola, Ampumala
   
 
   
 
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