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  Ellipanthus tomentosus
  Citation:  Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 41: 305. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 56. 1876; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 83. 1997; M.S. Mondal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 537. 2000; Sasidh. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 26: 611. 2002. Ellipanthus neglectus Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1917: 26. 1917 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 273(195). 1918; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 827. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Padappen
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs or small trees; branchlets tomentose, at least when young. Leaves alternate, 7-22 x 4-8 cm, elliptic to lanceolate or obovate, apex pointed to obtusely acuminate, base acute to rounded or subpeltate, thinly coriaceous, subglabrous to tomentose below; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs; petiole 0.5-3 cm long. Flowers in axillary clusters on young twigs, white, densely hairy. Sepals ovate or acute, 1.5-2 mm long, inner surface tomentose to glabrous. Petals ovate-oblong to linear, 2-5 x 1-2 mm, obtuse, tomentose to pubescent outside, glabrous inside. Fertile stamens pubescent, staminodes glabrous. Ovary strigose; stigma bilobed. Fruits oblique-ovoid, flattened, 2-4 x 0.75-1.25 cm, apex shortly pointed, tomentose; stalk 0.5-3 cm long; seeds 12-20 x 6-10 mm, often flattened; arillode obscurely lobed to rounded, covering ΒΌ to 1/3 portion at base.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Kollam
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -650
  Localities: Rosemala
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