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  Elaeocarpus variabilis
 
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  Family: ELAEOCARPACEAE
  Citation:  Elaeocarpus variabilis Zmarzty, Kew Bull. 56: 429. 2001. Elaeocarpus oblongus sensu Mast. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 403. 1874, non Gaertn. 1788; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 124(88). 1915. Craspedum tectorium Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 336. 1790. Elaeocarpus tectorius (Lour.) Poir. in Lam., Encycl. Suppl. 2: 704. 1812; S.K. Murti in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 559. 1993. Elaeocarpus glandulosus sensu auctt. Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 36. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 73. 1988; S.K. Murti in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 539. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 30. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 74. 1996; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 92. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 46. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 41. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 48. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 39. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 119. 2002, non Wall. ex Merr. 1951; M. Reema et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 499. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 173. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kara, Kattakara, Kotlampazhamaram, Malamkara, Varali
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  Description: Trees, bole buttressed; bark greyish-brown; branchlets, young leaves and buds densely pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, 5-12 x 2.3-6.5 cm elliptic-ovate, elliptic-obovate, elliptic-oblong or ovate, apex abruptly acuminate with emarginate tip, base cuneate or acute, margin distantly crenate or serrate, glabrous on both sides, coriaceous, punctate, domatia glandular; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, slender, faint; petiole 15-35 mm, slender, pubescent when young, swollen at base and tip, 2 minute glands at tip; stipules lateral, caudous. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary and terminal racemes; peduncle puberulus when young; pedicel 3 mm long. Sepals 5, 4-5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, puberulous outside, glandular inside. Petals 5, white, 6-8 mm, laciniate, glandular, inserted round the base of glandular disc. Stamens many, inserted between the glands on the disk; anthers tipped with hairs. Ovary superior, subglobose, placed on a raised torus, densely hairy outside, 3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style subulate, entire. Fruit a drupe, 2.5 × 2.5 cm, oblong, stone one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1500-2000
  Localities: Chandanathode
   
 
   
 
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