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  Gordonia obtusa
 
  Family: THEACEAE
  Citation:  Gordonia obtusa Wall.ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 87. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 291. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 79(57). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 82. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 56. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 22. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 73. 1990; A.S. Chauhan & T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 162. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 74. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 54. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 33. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 72. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 27. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 31. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 25. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 91. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 73. 2005; K. Vivek. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 356. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 139. 2009. Gordonia obtusifolia Wight, Illustr. 1: 99. 1838. Gordonia parvifolia Wight, Illustr. 1: 99. 1838.
  Malayalam Name(s): Adangi, Chembarasan, Karikkova, Kattukarana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark greyish-white, 6 mm thick, smooth; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 3.5-15 x 1.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-oblanceolate, acute or attenuate, apex acute, acuminate or obtuse, base cuneate, margin crenate or serrate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-16 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent; petiole 2-10 mm, slender, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, white, solitary, terminal or upper axillary; pedicels 2-5 mm long, pubescent. Sepals 5, free, unequal, 3-8 x 6-10 mm, orbicular, pubescent outside, glabrous inside. Petals 5, 1.5-2 x 0.8-1 cm, obovate, pubescent outside, glabrous inside, notched at the tip, extreme base united. Stamens numerous, 4-8 mm long, unequal, adnate to the base of the petals; anthers basifixed; ovary superior, ovoid, tomentose 5-celled, ovule 4-8 in each cell; style 1, stout, ribbed; stigma 6-lobed. Fruit a capsule, 2.5-3 × 1-1.25 cm, oblong with short acumen, 5-angled, valves deeply sulcate above; seeds ellipsoid, winged, wings 6-10 mm long, brownish.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 100-1900
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Olikkudy, Ichampetty, Vallakkadavu, Munnar, Silent Valley R. F., Damsite, On the banks of Kunthipuzha, Ponnambalamedu, Chandanathode, Tirunalli, Ponmudi, Boneccord, Damodaran Kolle, Bonaccord, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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