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  Garcinia imberti
 
  Family: CLUSIACEAE/GUTTIFERAE
  Citation:  Garcinia imberti Bourd., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 12: 349. 1899; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 74(53). 1915; N.P. Singh in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 112. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 31. 1997; Mohanan et al., Indian J. For 20: 383. 1997; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 206. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 85. 2002; W. Arisdason & P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 337. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manjakanji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 15 m high, bark 6 mm thick, brown mottled with white, rough, vertically fissured; exudation sweet-scented; branchlets quadrangular, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, estipulate; petiole 2-5 mm long, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 4-10 x 1.5-4 cm, elliptic or oblanceolate, base narrow or cuneate, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, shining, coriaceous; lateral nerves 15-25, slender, pinnate, ascending, close, prominent, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae obscure. Flowers yellow, polygamodioecious, sessile; male flowers: 3-9 in terminal fascicles, 4-5 mm across; sepals 4, in 2 rows, orbicular or suborbicular, concave, outer 2 smaller, 1.5-2 mm long, inner ones larger, 2.5-3 mm long, greenish-yellow; petals 4, 3-4 mm long, imbricate, broadly ovate or orbicular, concave, yellow; stamens 16-20, monadelphous in a central mass round the rudimentary pistil, 1-2 mm in diameter, stalk 0.5-1 mm long; female flowers: usually solitary, terminal, rarely in pairs; sepals and peals as in male flowers; ovary superior, globose, 1.5-2 mm across, 2-loculed, ovule 1 in each locule; stigma sessile, capitate, convex; staminodes many, united and surrounding the ovary in a ring. Fruit a berry, ca. 2.5 x 2.5 cm, green; seeds 1 or 2, enclosed in a thick leathery covering.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Chemungi, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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