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  Goniothalamus thwaitesii
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Goniothalamus thwaitesii Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 106. 1855 & Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 72. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 19(13). 1915; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 239. 1993; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 54. 2002.
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  Description: Small trees. young buds slightly brown pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate to oblong lanceolate, attenuate at base, obtusely acute at apex, 6-16 x 2-5 cm, ; midrib prominent and chanelled above; petioles 0.6-0.8 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 1-2 cm long. Sepals 3, 0.5-0.6 cm long, triangular ovate. Petals 6, 3+3; outer larger, 2.5-2.8 x 0.8-1 cm, ovate-lanceolate; inner smaller, 0.8-1 x 0.5-0.6 cm, ovate-lanceolate, clawed. Stamens many, connective capitate. Carpels many, 0.6-0.8 cm long; style subulate. Fruitlets up to 20, subsesile or very shortly pedicelled, obtuse or rounded at apex; seed 1.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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