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  Gyrinops walla
 
  Family: THYMELEACEAE
  Citation:  Gyrinops walla Gaertn., Fruct. 2: 276, t. 140. f.6.1791; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5:199.1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1245(871). 1925; Joseph et al., Indian J. Bot. 5: 143. 1982; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 398. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 576. 2002.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bole straight; bark brownish-grey, thin, smooth, fibrous; branchlets slender, wiry, rather shining, appressed white hairy when young, glabrescent and greyish when mature. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules lateral, silky pubescent; petiole 1-6 mm long, slender, grooved above, pubescent when young; lamina 3-10× 1.5-4 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, or oblong-lanceolate, base acute or attenuate, apex obtusely acuminate, margin entire, densely appresed pubescent when young, glabrous when mature, shining, chartaceous; lateral nerves many, parallel, close. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, in 3-5 flowered umbel like terminal heads; bracts lanceolate, membranous, cauducous; pedicels 3-4 mm long, thinly pilose; perianth tube 4-10 mm long, slender, thinly appressed pilose; lobes 5, oblong, spreading, increasingly pilose upwards on dorsal surface, tomentose within; stamens 5, inserted at the throat and alternating with thick lanate, petalloid appendages; ovary stipitate, densely hairy, 2-celled, ovule one in each cell; style 1.5 cm long; stigma ovoid. Fruit a 2-valved capsule, reddish-brown, compressed, acute; seed solitary, planoconvex, covered with dense yellow hairs.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Boneccord, Bonaccord, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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