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  Glochidion hohenackeri var. hohenackeri
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Glochidion hohenackeri (Muell.-Arg.) Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 193. 1873, var. hohenackeri; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 314. 1887; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 19: 209. 1995; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 349. 2007. Phyllanthus hohenackeri Muell.-Arg., Flora 48: 373. 1865. Glochidion fagifolium Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 193. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 312. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1308(915). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 251. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 417. 1994.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kulachan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Glabrous shrubs or trees, 1.5-12 m high; branchlets brown or black. Leaves alternate, 5-15 x 1.5-6.5 cm, elliptic, oblong, ovate to lanceolate, sometimes subfalcate, acute, rounded or inequilateral at base and decurrent on the petioles at the extreme base, sometimes curling upwards along margins on drying, apiculate to acuminate or caudate at apex, thinly or occasionally stiffly coriaceous, often glaucous beneath; lateral nerves 3-10 pairs, faint to prominent above, conspicuous beneath; tertiary nerves scalariform or laxly reticulate; petioles 2-6 x 0.5-1.5 mm. Inflorescence few-flowered (females) or many-flowered (males), sometimes bisexual. Male flowers: pedicels 5-15 mm long; tepals 3 + 3, narrowly oblong to spathulate, 2-5 x 1-2 mm, occasionally puberulous; anthers 3-4, ca 2 mm long. Female flowers : sessile; calyx cupular or sometimes obconic, 1.5-3.5 x 2-3 mm, irregularly 4-6 toothed; teeth triangular, deltoid or suborbicular, 0.4-1.2 mm long, obtuse to subacute; ovary depressed, ca 0.5 x 1.5-2 mm, 3-5(-6)-locular, fulvous-tomentose to glabrous; style 3-5 connate into a subglobose or discoid mass, 0.8-2 x 1.5-3 mm, sometimes free or connate only at base globose, deltoid or triangular, 0.6-1.2 x 0.8-1.2 mm. Capsules depressed, 2-5 x 6-12 mm, 3-5locular, deeply lobed with the lobes bilobulate, scattered adpressed - puberulous to glabrous; pedicels absent or very short.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Idukki, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2500
  Localities: Poochapara, Damsite, Ponmudi, Boneccord
   
 
   
 
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