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  Litsea myristicaefolia
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Litsea myristicaefolia (Wall. ex Nees) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 172. 1886; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 570. 2002. Cylicodaphne myristicaefolia (Wall. ex Nees) Meisner in DC., Prodr. 15: 208. 1864. Lepidadenia griffithii Wight, Ic. t. 1846. 1852.
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  Description: Dioecious trees. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-15 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 8-12 ×2-4.5 cm, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, base attenuate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 11-12, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellowish, in globose umbellules clustered in axillary and subterminal subracemes; peduncles 1-2 mm long; pedicels 5-6 mm long; bracts 4-6, concave, glabrous; perianth lobes 6; stamens 12, in 4 rows; filaments of rows 1 and 2 eglandular, those of rows 3 and 4 with 2 glands; staminodes in female as the stamens of male, but those of inner rows subulate and 2-glandular; ovary half inferior, globose. Fruit a berry.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-800
  Localities: Attayar, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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