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  Glyptopetalum lawsonii
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Glyptopetalum lawsonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 131. 1916 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 204(147). 1918; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 115. 1994; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 112. 2000.
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  Description: Shrubs or small trees; branchlets terete, young shoots flattened. Leaves elliptic-obovate, 5-9 x 3-6 cm, obtuse, base cuneate, coriaceous, entire or with a few teeth at apex; nerves 7-9 pairs, distinct. Cymes axillary or supra-axillary, 6-7-flowered. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 4-lobed, short, scarious at apex. Petals 4, ovate, 3 mm long, obtuse, 2 oblique pits towards apex. Stamens 4; filaments short, thick. Ovary immersed in the disc; styles short. Fruits capsular, subglobose, 1-1.6 cm across. Seeds subglobose, 10 x 5 mm, covered with fleshy aril.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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