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  Isonandra montana
 
  Family: SAPOTACEAE
  Citation:  Isonandra montana (Thw.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 761(535). 1921; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 276. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 412. 2002. Isonandra wightiana A. DC. var. montana Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 177. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 540. 1882.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark blackish; blaze pink; exudation white; branches short, sympodial. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, estipulate; petiole 6-12 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 4-6.5 x 1.2-3.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base cuneate, apex obtuse to acuminate, margin entire, recurved, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, pinnate, regular, arched towards margin, raised beneath; intercostae subscalariform. Flowers bisexual, cream, from the leafless nodes; pedicels 1 mm long, pubescent; calyx lobes 4, 2-3 mm long, triangular, obtuse; corolla lobes 4, rounded, 2-3 mm, tube short; stamens 8, subequal, attached near the base of corolla; filaments erect; anthers hairy; ovary 4-celled, villous without, 1 mm long; style short, 1 mm long; stigma truncate. Fruit a berry, 8 x 4 mm, oblong; seeds ellipsoid, laterally compressed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1300
  Localities: Munnar, Agastyarkudam, Chemungi, Attayar, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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