Share web
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Medicinal Plants
Geology & Soil
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
  Julostylis ampumalensis
  Citation:  Julostylis ampumalensis Pradeep & Sivar., Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 34: 282. 1993; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 150. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 426. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 15 m tall; branches slender, terete; young branches stellately rusty tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; stipules 5 mm long, free, lateral, linear, minutely stellate-hairy, caducous; petiole 2-3 mm long, slender, stellate-tomentose; lamina 6-16× 4-11 cm, broadly ovate, shallowly 3-lobed towards apices; base round or truncate; lobes ovate-triangular, sinuses round; margin entire, serrulate or wavy; 5-ribbed from the base, with a single ovate-elliptic nectary at the base of the midrib beneath, lateral nerves 2-3 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae scalariform. Flowers bisexual, yellow, in axillary and terminal lax panicles; peduncle and pedicel stellately rusty tomentose; pedicel 10 mm long, slender; involucellar bracts 5, 10-13 × 5-6 mm, elliptic-obtuse, connate at base, minutely stellate hairy, nerves raised outside, accrescent; calyx 5-parted, 5 mm long, divided to above the middle, lobes 6.5 × 2.5 mm, ovate-acute, much smaller than involucellar bracts, accrescent; corolla 10 mm across, yellow with a purple centre; petals 5, 8 × 4 mm, narrowly obovate, connate at base, minutely hairy on margins and base; staminal column 4 mm long, yellow, glabrous, 5-toothed at apex, staminiferous towards middle; anthers 10, reniform; filaments 2 mm long, minutely pubescent; ovary superior, 2-3 locular, ovules one in each locule; style 8 mm long, slender, dilated and hirsute towards apex, 2-3 branched; stigma peltate, rugose. Fruit a capsule, 5 mm across, subglobse with an obscure beak at apex, densely stellate tomentose, indehiscent, completely enclosed within accrescent calyx; seeds 3 × 2 mm, reniform, concentrically striated, black
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Malappuram
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
Kerala News Online
Website Hit Counters