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  Dysoxylum ficiforme
 
  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Dysoxylum ficiforme (Wight) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 178(127). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 110. 1984; N.C. Nair & Bhargavan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 709. 1985; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 487. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 60. 1998; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 653. 2005. Amoora ficiforme Wight, Illustr. 1: 47. 1840. Dysoxylum purpureum Bourd., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 12: 349, t. 2. 1899.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akil, Karakil, Puvilakil
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 30 m high, bark surface pale, smooth; branchlets densely yellowish-white puberulus. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 9.5-24 cm long, stout, angular, swollen at base, pubescent; leaflets 5-11, opposite, subopposite or alternate, estipellate; petiolule 5-10 mm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 7.5-20 x 3-7.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, base oblique, apex acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 8-18 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent or not. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow; in axillary dense puberulus panicles; calyx 6 mm long, shortly 4-lobed, fleshy, puberulus outside; petals 4, 8 mm long, minutely pubescent; disc tubular, margin slightly toothed; staminal tube 8 mm long, mouth crenulate; anthers 8, included; ovary superior, densely hairy, 4-celled, ovules 1-2 in each cell; style stout, almost as long as staminal tube; stigma capitate with a ring at base, slightly exserted. Fruit a capsule, yellowish-purple, smooth; seeds 3-4.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-October
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Koruthode, Moozhiar, Peermade, Karapara estate way, Ankamuzhi
   
 
   
 
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