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  Glochidion bourdillonii
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Glochidion bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 330. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1308(915). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 366. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 417. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 373. 1998; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 418. 1988; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 19: 187. 1995; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 347. 2007.
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high; branchlets greyish, black or chocolate-coloured, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; stipule lateral; petiole 3-6 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 4-12 x 2-5.5 cm, oblong, elliptic-oblong, ovate, ovate-lanceolate or obovate, base oblique, apex acuminate or apiculate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae subscalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellow, in slightly supra-axillary upto 12-flowered clusters; peduncle upto 3 mm long; male flowers: pedicel 6-10 mm long; tepals 3 + 3, 2-4 x 1-2 mm, oblong-elliptic or obovate to subspathulate; stamens 3, ca.1 m long, connate by their connectives in a coloum; connectives produced; female flowers: pedicels 1-5 mm; tepals 3+3, free or shortly connate, 0.7-1.5 x 0.3-1.2 mm, triangular, ovate, oblong or linear-lanceolate; ovary superior, 1-2 mm across, depressed or subglobose, 4-5 locular, ovules 2 in each cell; styles 4-5, initially free, deltoid, triangular or orbicular, connivent or erect, finally connate and turbinate or subglobose or cylindric, 1.2-2 x 1.2-3 mm; lobes like free styles. Fruit a capsule, 3-4 x 7-10 mm, some what depressed, 4-5 locular, deeply lobed with the lobes mostly bilobulate; seeds 5 or 6, 3 x 3 mm, dark brown, glabrous; pedicels upto 5 mm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Thrissur, Kollam, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1000-2200
  Localities: Mlappara, Nedumpoyil, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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