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  Humboldtia sanjappae
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Humboldtia sanjappae Sasidh. & Sujanapal, Rheedea 17:21.2007
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  Description: Medium sized trees, to 20 m. in height and to 40 cm in diameter, bark greenish brown, smooth, blaze red, branchlets stout, terete, glabrous. Leaves pinnate, to 25 cm long, rachis to 10 cm long, terete glabrous; leaflets 4, rarely 2; petiolule 3-5 mm long, glabrous; lamina 5-19 x 3-7.5 cm, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, acute, obtuse or rounded at base, acute or obtusely acuminate at apex, glabrous, chartaceous, lateral nerves 3-5 pairs, slender, arching along the margins, intercostae reticulate, faint; stipule c. 1 x 0.5 cm, obliquely ovate, acute, 5 or 6 nerved, glabrous, basal appendage absent. Flowers in racemes, axillary or from leaf scars, solitary or groups of 2 or 3, to 13 cm long, grayish- white tomentose; bracteoles 2, 4 x 4 mm, lobes oblong, rounded at apex, villous, united at base for about 1 mm long; pedicels 3 mm long, villous. Calyx tube 2.5-3 mm long, lobes 4, subequal, larger one 5 x 2.5 mm, oblong, obtuse, villous, others 5 x 2 mm. Petals 5, subequal, white, larger one obovate, acute, 7 x 5 mm, glabrous, others 8 x 3 mm. Stamens 5, filaments 15-17 mm long, sparsely pilose to the middle, anthers oblong, 2 mm long, versatile. Ovary 1.5 mm long, pilose, ovules 3, style 8-10 mm long, glabrous, stigma capitate. Pod 15-17 x 4 cm, oblong, oblique, widening towards apex, beaked, compressed, smooth, glabrous, upper sutures thickened; seeds 1-2, orbicular, c. 3 cm across, brown, glabrous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:

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