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  Homalium travancoricum
 
  Family: FLACOURTIACEAE
  Citation:  Homalium travancoricum Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 211.1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:598.1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 522(369). 1919; R.L. Mitra in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 415. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 26. 1997; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 274. 2005.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark 3-4 mm thick, pale brown, smooth; blaze red; branchlets often inflated due to the inhabitation of ants. Leaves simple, alternate; petiole 8-16 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 5-10 x 2.5-6, ovate, elliptic-oblong or obovate, base acute or obtuse, apex bluntly acute or acuminate, margin crenate or serrate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, small, greenish-white, in axillary spicate racemes; calyx tube turbinate, 4 mm long, adnate to the base of the ovary; lobes 5-7, margin ciliate; petals 5-7, white, 4 mm long, inserted in the throat of the calyx; stamens in 3-4 fascicles opposite to each petal and alternating with glandular staminodes; ovary half-inferior, pubescent, 1-celled; styles 4, filiform; stigmas capitellate. Fruit a capsule; seeds small.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kallar
   
 
   
 
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