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  Litsea glutinosa
  Citation:  Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) Robins., Philipp. J. Sci. 6: 321. 1911; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 251. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 325. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 396. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 692. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 395. 1994. Sebifera glutinosa Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 638. 1790. Litsea chinensis Lam., Encycl. 3: 574. 1792; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1235(864). 1925. Litsea sebifera (Willd.) Pers., Syn. 2: 4. 1806; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 157. 1886. Tomex sebifera Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 840. 1799. Tetranthera apetala Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 147. 1800.
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  Description: Dioecious trees, to 10 m high, bark 2-2.5 cm thick, surface brown; branchlets rather slender, stiff, minutely tomentellous towards apex. Leaves simple, pilose when young; lamina 6-23.5 x 3-10 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or obovate, base acute, apex acute, obtuse or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above, grey-pubescent beneath, chartaceous; lateral nerves 7-12 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers unisexual, 5-6 mm across, yellow, in many flowered umbels; peduncles upto 5 mm long, slender, densely pilose; perianth short; tube silky, funnel shaped, segments 0; stamens 9-12, all fertile, in 4 rows; filaments to 2 mm, very hairy; fourth series glandular, glands sessile, orbicular; ovary half inferior, 1 mm long; style 1.5 mm, stigma dilated, irregularly lobed; staminodes 9-12, to 2.5 mm. Fruit a berry, 5-6 mm across, depressed, globose, purple, on flat disc.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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: Tellicherry, Kalliassey, Cheruvathur, Klamala R.F.
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