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  Litsea laevigata
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Litsea laevigata (Nees) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1236(865). 1925; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 396. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 237. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 351. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 702. 2009. Tetranthera attenuata Nees var. laevigata Nees, Syst. Laurin. 677. 1836. Litsea salicifolia (Roxb. ex Nees) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 167. 1886. Tetranthera salicifolia Roxb. ex Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 66. 1830.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mulakunari
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Dioecious trees, to 10 m high; branchlets puberulus. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 8-15 mm long, stout, puberulent; lamina 6.5-18 x 2.5-5 cm, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, base slightly obliquely acute or obtuse, apex acuminate or acute, margin entire, glabrous above and puberulent beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent beneath fainting towards the margin, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers unisexual, yellowish, 10-12 in axillary or lateral subsessile umbellules; pedicelled; bracts orbicular, persistent; perianth short, lobes 6, 2 mm long, densely hairy; stamens 12, in 4 rows; filaments hairy, of 1 and 2 eglandular, those of row 3 and 4 with 2-glands; anthers 4-celled, introrse; staminodes as the stamens but those of inner rows subululate and 2-glandular; ovary half inferior, enclosed in perianth tube; style thick; stigma irregularly lobed. Fruit a berry, 1.5 cm long, ellipsoid, glabrous, yellow.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Kannur, Palakkad
  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): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Anchurali, Thekkady, Nilikkal, Nedumpoyil
   
 
   
 
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