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  Ilex gardneriana
 
  Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE
  Citation:  Ilex gardneriana Wight, Ic. t. 1217. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 603. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 200(144). 1915; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 65. 1998; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 153. 1999; D. Basu in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 57. 2000.
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  Description: Trees, branchlets glabrous, terete. Leaves simple, alternate; petiole 10-20 mm long, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 5-7.5 x 2-2.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, base obtuse or round, apex acuminate, margin entire, revolute, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-8 pairs, pinnate, obscure, intercostae reticulate. Flowers unisexual, 5-merous;male flowers: solitary or in fascicles; peduncle ca. 1.2 cm long; pedicel 0.6 cm long, slender; calyx lobes 5, 1.5 x 1 mm, triangular, ciliolate; petals 5, oblong, obtuse, connate at base; stamens as long as petals. Fruit a berry 4.5 x 3 mm, yellowish, glabrous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola 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: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kottamala, Sispara
   
 
   
 
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