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  Helicia robusta
 
  Family: PROTEACEAE
  Citation:  Helicia robusta (Roxb.) R. Br. ex Blume, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 2, 1: 220. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 191. 1886; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 574. 2002. Roupala robusta Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 366. 1820. Helicia travancorica Bedd. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 191. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1243(870). 1925.
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  Description: Small trees. Young shoot-buds pubescent without. Leaves 4-6 x 2-3.5 cm, elliptic-oblanceolate, slightly acuminate at apex, attenuate at base, dentate on margins, sparsely hairy above, glabrous below; veins ending in thickened glands at dentations; petioles 0.8-1 cm long, thickened at base. Flowers in short axillary or lateral racemes. Rachis 6-8 cm long. Bracts minute, linear, ciliate on margins. Flowers dense, usually 2 or more for each bract; pedicels of pairs fused, 0.4-0.5 cm long. Perianth tube slender, 1-1.3 cm long, splitting into 4-lobes in full length and recurved. Stamens 4, attached with a short filament to the lamina of the lobe; anthers c. 0.2 cm long, linear; connective produced to a short appendage. Ovary 1-celled, ovules 2; style as long as perianth tube; stigma linear, thick. Drupe globose, 1-1.5 cm diam., green, 1-2 seeded.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1200
  Localities: Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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