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  Ilex malabarica
 
  Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE
  Citation:  Ilex malabarica Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 143. 1871; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 600. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 200(143). 1915; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 66. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 65. 1999; D. Basu in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 63. 2000; M. Reema et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 693. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 219. 2009.
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  Description: Trees, to 25 m high; bark greyish, branches glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 6-15 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 4.5-11.5 x 1.5-3.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblong; base acute, or cuneate, apex acute or acuminate, often mucronate, margin entire, glabrous, shiny above, coriaceous, glabrous, dark green and shining above, very pale beneath; lateral nerves 4-11 pairs, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers unisexual, white, 6-merous; male: in short axillary panicled umbellules; pedicels 6-8 mm long, slender; calyx 6-lobed, ovate, puberulous outside, ciliate, persistent; petals 4-6, white, orbicular, connate at base; disc 0;. stamens 4-6, filaments short, inserted at the base of the corolla, anthers broadly oblong; pistillode with 4 minute stigmas; female: solitary or in fascicles, very rarely pedunculate; pedicels 6-8 mm long, slender; calyx as in males; petals 4-6, orbicular, ciliate, connation lesser than that in male; staminodes hypogynous; ovary globose; style short, thick; stigma large, absolutely 6-lobed. Fruit a drupe, depressed globose, small, puberulous, red, 6-celled, crowned by the thick style and supported by the persistent calyx.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: 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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Karimutty, Ichampetty, Uppermanalar, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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