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  Litsea glabrata
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Litsea glabrata (Wall. ex Nees) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 174. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1237(866). 1925; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 405. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 395. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 351. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 270. 2002. Tetranthera glabrata Wall. ex Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 67. 1831.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ungakanni
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Dioecious trees, to 12 m high; bark pale brown smooth; branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 15-30 mm long, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 9.5-18 x 3-5 cm, lanceolate, oblong, linear-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute, margin entire, glabrous, reddish-brown beneath when dry, coriaceous; lateral nerves 9-12 pairs, pinnate, slender, obscure; intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers unisexual, umbellules in axillary racemes of 2-6 cm long, perianth tube short; lobes 6, ovate, hispid outside; stamens 12, in 4 rows filaments glandular hairy; staminodes in females as the stamens in males, but those of inner rows subulate and 2-glandular. Fruit a berry, bright-red, glabrous, ovoid; fruiting perianth obconic.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thekkady, Karimala, Silent Valley R. F., Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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