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  Holigarna beddomei
 
  Family: ANACARDIACEAE
  Citation:  Holigarna beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 38. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 269(192). 1918; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 169. 1997; D. Chandra & S.K. Mukh. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 459. 2000; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 804. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aanacheru, Kattucheru, Malamcheru
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large trees, to 24 m high; bark 3-4 mm thick, smooth, grey; exudation black on dryness. Leaves simple, alternate, 25-38 x 14-17 cm, oblanceolate, suddenly broadened above the middle, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin entire, ciliate, pubescent beneath, coriaceous; petiole 10-25 mm, villous, stout; spur 2, slender, villous-pubescent, persistent; lateral nerves 20-30 pairs, parallel, prominent, midrib on upper surface ciliate, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers small, polygamous. Calyx small, cupular, 5 fid, rusty tomentose. Petals 5, oblong, cohering at the base, villous inside, valvate; disc lining the calyx tube, with tuft of hairs at the centre. Stamens 5, inserted outside the disc; filaments subulate; anthers oblong-cordiform, versatile. Ovary inferior, 1-celled, ovule pendulous from near the top of the cell; styles usually 3, divergent; stigmas capitate. Fruit a drupe, hypocarp enclosing about 2/3 or ¾ of drupe, obliquely ovoid; seeds parietal.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: -1000
  Localities: Damsite, Thalichola
   
 
   
 
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