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  Garcinia talbotii
 
  Family: CLUSIACEAE/GUTTIFERAE
  Citation:  Garcinia talbotii Raiz. ex Sant., Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 16:14. 1960; N.P. Singh in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 127. 1993; W. Arisdason & P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 343. 2005. Garcinia ovalifolius (Roxb.) Hook.f. var. macrantha Anders. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 269. 1874. Garcinia malabarica Talbot, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 11: 234. t. 1. 1897, non Desr. 1789; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 74(53). 1915. Xanthochymus ovalifolius Graham, Cat. Pl. Bombay 26. 1839, non Roxb. 1832.
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  Description: Tree, to 15 m tall; branchlets angled, swollen at nodes; latex brownish. Leaves simple, opposite, 7-18 x 4-10 cm,elliptic-oblong or ovate, obtuse or retuse at apex, rounded at base, entire at margin, coriaceous; lateral nerves 16-18 pairs or more, distinct; petioles 12-18 mm long, rugose. Inflorescences congested, often an old wood. Flowers 1.8- 2.7 cm across, creamy white or white to greenish yellow; pedicels 5-12 mm long; bracteoles many, minute, at base of pedicel. Sepals 5, orbicular, ca 3 mm, green. Petals 5, orbicular to suborbicular, concave, 5-10 mm across, white. Male flowers: Stamens in 5 phalanges, opposite petals; anthers 8-12 in each phalange, didymous, reddish; pistillode absent. Female flowers: Staminodes in 5 thin flat phalanges; anthers 4 or 5 in each phalange, flat, didymous; ovary globose, 3 or 4 loculed; stigmatic lobes 3, thick, spreading; berries broadly oblong, 4-6 cm across, with abundant yellow latex.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): Malappuram, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Walayar
   
 
   
 
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