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  Guazuma ulmifolia
 
  Family: STERCULIACEAE
  Citation:  Guazuma ulmifolia Lam., Encycl. 3:52.1789; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 96. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 80. 1989; K.C. Malick in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 424. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 85. 1994; V. Chithra in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 455. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 136. 2009. Theobroma guazuma L., Sp. Pl. 782. 1753. Guazuma tomentosa HBK, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 320.1823; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:375.1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 111(79). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s): Utharasham, Rudraksham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bastard Cedar, Honey fruit tree, Musket tree
  Description: Small or medium sized tree. Leaves lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or ovate, obliquely cordate at base, serrulate at margin, acuminate at apex, 4-17 x 2-10 cm, stellate-pubescent on both surfaces. Cymes axillary and terminal; bracts and bracteoles subulate, caducous. Sepals 3-5, connate, elliptic-lanceolate or ovate, 2-3 x 1-2 mm, subequal, tomentose outside. Petals obovate, ca 3 x 2 mm, concave with 2 apical 3-4 mm long appendages. Staminal tube ca 3 mm long; staminodes petaloid. Ovary globose, stellate-tomentose. Capsules subglobose, 1-2 x 1-1.5 cm, woody, tubercled.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-September
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as avenue tree
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kayamkulam
   
 
   
 
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