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  Litsea beddomei
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Litsea beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 177. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1237(866). 1925; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 395. 1988; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 700. 2009.
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  Description: Trees, to 5 m tall. Leaves simple, alternate, 15 x 3.5 cm, linear - oblong or lanceolate, obtuse, glabrous above, white-glaucous beneath when dry; main nerves 8-10 pairs rather close and prominent. Male flowers ca. 0.7 cm long, pubescent; pedicel ca. 0.8 cm long. Perianth tube hemispheric, ca. 1 cm across. Berries ca. 1.2 cm long, oblong, apiculate, seated on an enlarged perianth tube with a more or less thickened pedicel, shining black when dry; seeds 2, ca. 0.8 cm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Kannur, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Rosemala, Kottamala, Chandanathode, Periya
   
 
   
 
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