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  Ilex wightiana var. peninsularis
 
  Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE
  Citation:  Ilex wightiana Wall. ex Wight var. peninsularis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 603. 1875; D. Basu in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 73. 2000.
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  Description: Trees, 15-20 m high, bark 1.3 cm thick, smooth, greyish-white; branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 7-20 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 3-10 x 1.5-4 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblanceolate, base cuneate, subacute or narrowed; apex acuminate, mucronate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, obscure, regular; intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers unisexual, white, 5-merous in peduncled simple panicled puberulous umbellules; calyx lobes orbicular; petals 5, oblong, connate below; stamens shorter than the petals adhering to the base of corolla, staminodes hypogynous, united to corolla; ovary globose, to 2 mm, ca. 6-celled; ovules 1-2 in each cell, pendulous; style 0.5 mm; stigma capitate, pistillode rudimentary; disc absent. Fruit a drupe, globose, 7 mm across, red, smooth, apiculate; pyrenes 5-6, trigonus style very short, stigma subsessile.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-September
  District(s): 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
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