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  Elaeagnus kologa
  Citation:  Elaeagnus kologa Schult. in DC., Prodr. 14: 611. 1857; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1246(873). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 238. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 399. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 408. 1990; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 47. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 590. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 272. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 576. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 706. 2009. Elaeagnus latifolia L., Sp. Pl. 121. 1753, pro parte; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 202. 1886.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kayalampuvalli, Kattumunthiringa, Povilam, Poolanpazham
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  Description: Large woody stragglers; young stem, leaves below and inflorescence densely lepidote with silvery and coppery scales mixed. Leaves alternate, 4-8 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic oblong, acute to slightly acuminate at apex, attenuate at base, densely scaly below, sparsely so above when young. Racemes short, axillary, 5-7-flowered. Flowers 0.6-0.7 cm across. Perianth campanulate; tube 0.8-1 cm long; lobes 4, 0.2-0.3 cm long, triangular. Stamens 4, included. Ovary 0.2-0.3 cm long, 1-celled; ovule 1; style rolled and included, silvery hairy; stigma lateral. Drupe 1-1.5 x 0.8-1 cm, oblong, orange-red on opening.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Ichampetty, Walakkad, Chandanathode, Old Devicolam, Ayyappankovil-Nelliyampathi Ghat, Karuvarakundu, Attayar, Athirumala
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