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  Epiprinus mallotiformis
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Epiprinus mallotiformis (Muell.-Arg.) Croizat, J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 53. 1942; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 249. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 414. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 427. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 413. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 403. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 287. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 371. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 288. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 607. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 170. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 736. 2009. Symphyllia mallotiformis Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 156. 1865; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1323(925). 1925. Adenochlaena indica (Bedd.) Bedd. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 418. 1887. Cephalocroton indicum Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 261. 1872.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karinjikkada
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 12 m; young shoots stellate-tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 7-20 x 1-8 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-obovate, apex acute or acuminate, base round, obtuse or acute, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous;; stipules 2, lateral, minute; petiole 4-20 mm long, stout, stellate-tomentose when young; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, pale green, in long axillary spikes. Male flowers: densely clustered along the upper part of the raceme; tepals 4-6, ovate, acute, thinly tomentose; stamens 4-6, free, inflexed in bud; pistillode columnar. Female flowers: tepals 5-8, unequal, 2 mm, shortly connate, lanceolate, puberulous without; ovary superior, 2 mm long, globose, pubescent, 3-locular; ovules one in each cell; styles 3, stout, 3 mm, twice forked, papillose. Fruit a capsule 2.5-3 cm across, 3-lobed, lobes globular, densely stellate hairy; seeds 3, globose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1000
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Mlappara, Pooppara, Pezha, Pandaravarai, Silent Valley R. F., Pathenthode, Damsite, Chandanathode, Teerthundamala, Palgapandi estate, Chemungi, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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