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  Heterophragma quadriloculare
 
  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Heterophragma quadriloculare K. Schum. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 243. 1895; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 599. 2009. Heterophragma roxburghii DC., Prodr. 9: 210. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 381. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 997(701). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 223. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Waras
  Description: Medium sized trees; to 15 m high; bark 1.3 cm thick, brown or grey, exfoliating in small angular scales; bole rough. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, opposite, clustered at apex, estipulate; rachis 14-23 cm, slender, pulvinate, puberulent; leaflets 7-11, opposite or subopposite; petiolule 3-15 mm, slender, puberulent; lamina 4-5 x 1.8-2.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong; base acute or oblique; apex obtuse or acute; margin entire or crenate, puberulent, coriaceous; lateral nerves, 4-6 pairs, pinnate, prominent, slender, puberulent; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, rose coloured, in terminal woolly tomentose panicle; pedicels to 5 mm, stout; calyx to 2 cm, tubular, irregularly 5 lobed, densely tomentose; corolla to 3.5 cm, floccose, lobes 5, subequal, rounded, crisped; stamens 4, didydynamous, included, anthers divaricate disc cushion shaped; ovary sessile, ovate; ovule many; style to 3 cm; stigma 2 lobed. Fruit a capsule, 25-28 x 5-6.5 cm, oblong, 2 valved, compressed, dissepiments spongy; seeds 2 x 6 cm, membranous, winged at one end.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kuchimudi
   
 
   
 
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