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  Hunteria zeylanica
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Hunteria zeylanica (Retz.) Gard. ex Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 191. 1860; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 253. 1984; Pandura. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 271. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 174. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 291. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 219. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 280. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 203. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 189. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 520. 2009. Cameraria zeylanica Retz., Obs. Bot. 4: 24. 1786. Hunteria corymbosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 695. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 637. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 808(568). 1923; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 281. 1990. Hunteria roxburghiana Wight, Ic. t. 1294. 1848.
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  Description: Small evergreen trees 8-12 m heigh; bark 8-13 mm thick, yellowish-grey, with lenticular tubercles; latex milky white, scanty; young shoots, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 10-17 mm, glabrous, slender, grooved above; lamina 8-15 x 2-6, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate; base acute, obtuse or rounded; apex acuminate; margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, shining above; lateral nerves many, slender, glabrous, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, pale yellow, in terminal or axillary cymes; calyx lobes 5, small, 1.5 mm long, eglandular; corolla slaver shaped, lobes creamy white, acuminate, tube 0.8 mm long; stamens 5, inserted at the dilation of the tube, anthers lanceolate, apiculate; disc absent; carpels 2, free, ovules 2-4 in each cell. Fruit of 2 fleshy berries, 3 cm long, yellow; seed 1 or 2, ovoid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Rosemala, Orukomban, Parur, Poochapara, Meenmutty-Kulamavu, Ayyappankovil, Merchiston, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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