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  Drypetes wightii
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Drypetes wightii (Hook. f.) Pax & Hoffm. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Euphorb.-Phyllanthoid.-Phyllanth. 273. 1922; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 139. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 371. 1998; Chakrab. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 277. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 288. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 334. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 735. 2009. Hemicyclia wightii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 339. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1300(909). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vellakasavu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tees to 18 m tall; bark greyish-white, smooth; branches drooping; branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 4-10.5 x 1.5-3.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base oblique or acute, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; stipules small, lateral, caducous; petiole 2-8 mm long, stout, glabrous; lateral nerves 6-9 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellowish, in axillary clusters or in the axils of fallen leaves. Male flowers: pedicels 3-5 mm long, puberulous; tepals 4-5, 3 x 2-2.5 mm, broadly elliptic to suborbicular, tomentellous outside; stamens 6-10, 1-1.5 mm long; filaments free; anthers oblong; disc entire, pubescent. Female flowers: pedicels 4-5 mm long, puberulous; tepals 4-5, 3-4 × 2.5-3.5 mm, suborbicular, tomentellous outside; disc annular; ovary 2 x 1 mm, ellipsoid, 1-locular, ovules 2, sparsely puberulous to glabrous; stigma reniform. Fruit a capsule 17-20 x 15 mm, ovoid, ellipsoid or obovoid, smooth, glabrous; pedicels 10-12 mm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 900-1550
  Localities: Inchippara, Chokkampetti, Uppermanalar, Karimala, Pooppara, Pothumala, Nelliyampathy
   
 
   
 
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