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  Julostylis angustifolia
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Julostylis angustifolia (Arn.) Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 30. 1858; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 333. 1874; Pradeep, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 34: 281. 1993; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 342. 1993; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 150. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 60. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 427. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 151. 2009. Kydia angustifolia Arn., Nov. Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur. 18: 322. 1836.
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m, bark yellowish-brown, smooth; branches drooping, slender, terete; young branches, peduncle and pedicel stellately rusty tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, stipulate; stipules 4 mm long, linear, free, lateral, minutely pubescent, cauducous; petiole 5-12 mm long, slender, stellately tomentose; lamina 5-19 x 1-7 cm, lanceolate or oblong-acuminate, base obtuse, round or truncate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, sparsely stellate-tomentose above and densely stellate-tomentose beneath, coriaceous; 3-nerved at base, palmate, prominent; with a linear gland at the base of the midrib beneath, lateral nerves 4-5 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers bisexual, yellow, in lax axillary and terminal pendulous panicles; pedicel 3-7 mm long, slender, stellate-tomentose; involucellar bracts 4, 8.5 × 6 mm, connate at base, broadly ovate, acute or subobtuse at apex, densely stellate-tomentose outside and sericeous inside; calyx 5-lobed, lobes 6 x 3 mm, much smaller than the involucellar bracts, accrescent, densely pubescent with minute stellate hairs; corolla yellowish with reddish centre; petals 5, oblong or obovate, connate at base, minutely stellate-hairy externally; staminal tube 3.5 mm long, 5-toothed at apex, glabrous, staminiferous towards middle; anthers 10, reniform; filaments slender, 2.5 mm long, sparsely pubescent; ovary superior, ovoid, stellate-hairy, 2-3 locular, ovules 1-2 per locule; style 7 mm long, 2(-3) branched towards apices; stigma, peltate, minutely rugose. Fruit a capsule, 8 mm across, indehiscent, compressed-subglobose with a short beak at apex, completely enclosed within accrescent calyx, densely pubescent with minute stellate and simple hairs; seeds reniform, concentrically striated, brownish-black.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lnaka
  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
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  Localities: Sholayar
   
 
   
 
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