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  Dysoxylum beddomei
 
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  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Dysoxylum beddomei Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 548. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 178(127). 1915; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 95. 1996; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 485. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 59. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 57. 2002; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 652. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akil, Adanta
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high; bark pale grey, flaking off in thin scales, warty lenticellate; blaze dull yellow; young parts pubescent. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 6.5-23 cm long, stout, angular, swollen at base, pubescent; leaflet 5-9, alternate, estipellate; petiolule to 10 mm, slender, grooved above, pubescent; lamina 6-15 x 3-5 cm, ovate, elliptic-ovate, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, base oblique or cuneate, apex acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 12-20 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, subsessile, in axillary few flowered panicles; calyx cupular, shortly 4-lobed, puberulus, subentire; petals 4, 5 x 2.5 mm, oblong, spreading, imbricate; disc tubular, toothed, glabrous, exceeding the ovary; staminal tube shortly toothed, hispid along 4 vertical lines outside; ovary superior, hirsute, 2-celled, ovules 1-2 in each cell; attenuated into a long style; stigma broadly capitate. Fruit a capsule 8 x 6 cm, obovoid, purple or yellow, acute at apex, vertically ribbed, coarsely rugose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Thannikkudy, Mlappara, Orukomban, Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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